Anthony de Morleville

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First name: Anthony

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Last name: de Morleville

Personal information:

According to the author, Monsieur de Morleville, a Belgian, was wounded at Villers Bretonneux in April 1918, sent to hospitals in England and Australia and later repatriated to Belgium.

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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