Arthur Henson Smith

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: Henson

Last name: Smith

Personal information:

Corporal A. H. Smith, clerk of Castlemaine, Victoria, aged 26, embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A27 Southern, 20 Oct. 1914 with the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, A.I.F. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Belgium. In 1919 he served on S.S. Willochra, repatriating prisoners of war and returned to Australia 23 Sept. 1919. Captain on NR

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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