Alexander MacCormick

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First name: Alexander

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Last name: MacCormick

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Alexander MacCormick, surgeon, was born in Argyllshire, Scotland and went to Australia in 1883 to teach at the University of Sydney. When war broke out he went to England and joined the British Expeditionary Force in November 1914, serving as colonel and surgeon in France. He was also commissioned in the Australian Army Medical Corps in Lemnos. His son was killed in action in France, Oct. 1916

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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