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Eric Moon

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First name: Eric

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Last name: Moon

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Private E. Moon of Sydney, N.S.W. enlisted on 30 oct. 1916 in D Company, 19th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces and served in France and Belgium 20 Apr. 1917-Sept. 1918. Embarked on the A29 Suevic from Syd. He was gassed and sent to England to convalesce

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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