Archie Fletcher

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First name: Archie

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Last name: Fletcher

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A.G. Fletcher of Bradley's Butchery, Redfern, New South Wales was the step-brother of Private R. T. Wharton, who served with D Company, 36th Battalion, 9th Brigade, A.I.F. in England and France, 1916-1919. Papers, being mainly letters from Raymond T. Wharton, including R. T. Wharton's comments on the conduct of World War I, other family letters, photographs and newscuttings

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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