Eric Roy Clarke

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First name: Eric

Middle name: Roy

Last name: Clarke

Personal information:

Eric Roy Clarke. Eric Roy Clarke, clerk of Fairfield, New South Wales embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A66 Uganda, 27 Nov. 1915 and served as Company Sergeant Major in Australian Army Service Corps, 4th Divisional Train. He served in Egypt 21 Dec. 1915-June 1916 and in France 12 June 1916-Nov. 1916. Sergeant on enlist, Staff serg 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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