Chirstopher Kenneth Millar

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First name: Chirstopher

Middle name: Kenneth

Last name: Millar

Personal information:

Christopher Kenneth Millar (always known as Ken) was Elizabeth Perdriau's brother and served in World War 1 and World War 11. He left Sydney in October 1914, and after training in Egypt, went ashore at Gallipoli in April 1915, Soon wounded he returned to Egypt and a hospital in Cairo. In August Millar returned to the fray until the evacuation in December, when he returned to Egypt to Tel-el Kebir, by this time a Sergeant, acting Lieutenant. In April 1916 his battalion was transported to France and saw action on the Western Front. He was wounded in July 1916 and laid up in a London hospital until November, but was hospitalised again on his return to France because of a hernia. It was announced on 2 January 1917 that the Military Cross had been awarded to Lieutenant Millar. He was on leave in London when the Armistice was declared and returned to Sydney in May 1919. His service in World War 11 is documented in three letters 1940 and 1941

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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