James Shipman

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First name: James

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Last name: Shipman

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Diary describes the route taken by H.M.A.S. Yarra, patrolling and escorting convoys of troopships, searching for mines and enemy submarines around Australia and south east Asia from 5 June 1915 to June 1917, and in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea, 21 Nov.-Dec. 1918. Originally two notebooks, glued togetherhospitalised with influenza in England

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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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