David Conroy

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First name: David

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Last name: Conroy

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Born Abraham Levene, David Conroy served as a Private in the 4th Battalion A.I.F. Infantry and was killed in action at Gallipoli on 23rd July 1915. His service number was 708. His family came from Russia, where he was born, and he atended Queens Park Schol, Nottingham, UK.

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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