Edward Sparke

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First name: Edward

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Last name: Sparke

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Private Edward Sparke, law clerk of Waratah, NSW enlisted in the Infantry, Field Ambulance, A.I.F. at Sydney, Aug. 1914 and embarked on board Transport A14 Euripides, 20 Oct. 1914. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. (Later transfered to 1st Battalion) . He was wounded at Bullecourt, France May 1917 and returned to Australia 21 July 1917. Lieutenant on NR

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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