Donald E MacDonald

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First name: Donald

Middle name: E

Last name: MacDonald

Personal information:

D. E. MacDonald was born in Wellington, New Zealand and lived in Dulwich Hill, N.S.W. He served as a corporal with the 17th Battalion, B Company in Gallipoli, France and Belgium. Private on NR

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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