Ellis Ashmead Bartlett

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First name: Ellis

Middle name: Ashmead

Last name: Bartlett

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Journalist. E.A. Bartlett was a special war correspondent in Japan (1904), Morocco (1907), and Tripoli (1911). He was selected by the National Press Association (NPA) to represent the London press in the Dardanelles, Gallipoli Campaign, 1915.
Original diary of Ashmead Bartlett, kept on the Gallipoli campaign during the Great War. Diary has brief entries outlining activities after leaving London for France and Italy, departure for Malta then Mudros, leave in Paris June 1915 and embarking from Liverpool for America, 23 Dec. 1915; Notebook - Note in front : Original diary of Ashmead Bartlett, kept on the Gallipoli campaign during the Great war. Contains rough notes on Anzac and addresses; 2nd diary - includes texts of newspaper articles, carbon copy of 8 September 1915 letter to Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister of Great Britain, two memoranda to the Cabinet, 1915, papers and correspondence about the then Public Library of New South Wales' acquisition of Ashmead-Bartlett's papers;
Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett articles on the Gallipoli campaign; Telegrams written by Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett from the Dardennelles, including text of a newspaper article and telegram from the Dardennelles by Lieutenant Compton Mackenzie, 1915

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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