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D A Sheehy

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First name: D

Middle name: A

Last name: Sheehy

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D. A. Sheehy was an Engineer Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve. He served on H.M.S. Orama, which was fitted out as an armed merchantman in 1914. After action in the South Atlantic ocean the Orama came to Sydney, N.S.W. for repairs, 20 Oct. 1915. She was transferred to the South Eastern patrol on 27 Nov. 1915. When conveying Australian troops, she was hit by a German submarine ca. 28 Oct. 1917

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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