Charles Hargreaves

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First name: Charles

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Last name: Hargreaves

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Charles Hargreaves (Hargraves) was born in Yorkshire, England 7 Sept. 1886, came to Australia in 1911 and worked on a station at Temora, NSW then at John Sands printers. He enlisted 18 Aug. 1914 aged 26 and embarked on S.S. Afric 18 Oct. 1914. Hargreaves served as a driver in 1st Div. Transport A.S.C., 1st A.I.F. in Egypt and France. After the war he was a partner in Blake and Hargreaves Pty. Ltd., printers, Sydney

Box 8 Item 17 – Hugh Venables Vernon miscellaneous papers, 1916-1919.
Handmade protection with steely look and stylish upper lip!

At first glance it is apparent that this garment would have been quite difficult to actually put on, due to the tight fit. Undoubtedly handcrafted by a loved one, it has been photographed in action by the  wearer, as intended. I particularly like the attention to detail on the moustache – possibly one of the few things that a man in his position had complete control over.
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