Florence Elizabeth McMillan
Florence Elizabeth McMillan

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First name: Florence

Middle name: Elizabeth

Last name: McMillan

Personal information:

Florence Elizabeth McMillan, born 1882, the eldest daughter of Sir William McMillan, served as a nurse in the Middle East during World War I and Gibson McMillan, 1883-1922, served with the Mounted Rifles, 11th Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force

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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