Arthur Sherwin

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First name: Arthur

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Last name: Sherwin

Personal information:
Arthur Townsend Sherwin, bank accountant of Cargo, New South Wales enlisted aged 26, on 28 Sept. 1915 and embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda, 11 Jan. 1916. He was invalided back to Australia from Cairo in June 1916 after illness.
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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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