Sidney McCarthy

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First name: Sidney

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Last name: McCarthy

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Sidney McCarthy, a shearer from Redfern, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on HMAT A33 Ayrshire, 20 Dec. 1914. He served as a trooper with the 7th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron in Egypt, Gallipoli and the Middle East, returning to Australia 29 Jan. 1919. (name abbreviated to Sid McCarthy in NAA)

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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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