Walter Vicery Wright

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First name: Walter

Middle name: Vicery

Last name: Wright

Personal information:

Private Walter Vicery Wright, an overseer from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, served as a signaller with the 4th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. He embarked from Sydney at the age of 20 on board HMAT Seang Choon, 11 Feb. 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery in the field in Nov. 1916 and was wounded Feb. 1917. He returned to Australia on board HT Corinthic, 10 Jan. 1918 and was discharged as medically unfit, 17 Apr. 1918

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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