Eric Susman

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First name: Eric

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Last name: Susman

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Eric Susman (1896-1958), medical practitioner, served in the A.I.F. at Gallipoli and in the Middle East with 13th Battalion, D Company. He graduated from Sydney University in 1920. He served in the Australian Navy during the second World War. At his death, Dr Susman was Warden of Clinical Studies at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He was a leading neurologist and senior physician at the hospital until 1956

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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