Darrell John Partridge

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First name: Darrell

Middle name: John

Last name: Partridge

Personal information:

Sergeant Darrell John Partridge of Dungog, N.S.W. enlisted on Aug. 28 1914 and from July 10 1915 served with the Australian Army Medical Corps of the 2nd Battalion at Gallipoli and in France. He was promoted to Corporal on Aug. 12 1916 and to Sergeant on Jan. 24 1917. He was awarded the Military Medal at the Battle of Bullecourt and was discharged on Nov. 29 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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