Geoffery Sulman

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First name: Geoffery

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Last name: Sulman

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Geoffrey Sulman, aged 21 and his sister Florence embarked for England on SS Mongolia, 4 Mar. 1916. He died after an aeroplane accident while flight instructing and his sister remained on in England, continuing her war work with wounded soldiers and charities. Copies of letters sent by Geoffrey and Florence Sulman to their family, written on board SS Mongolia, while travelling overland from France to England and from England. Includes three photographs of Geoffrey Sulman, Feb. 1916 and Dec. 1916 and in uniform as 2nd Lieutenant, Flying Instructor.

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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