Frank T Makinson

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First name: Frank

Middle name: T

Last name: Makinson

Personal information:

Private F. T. Makinson, clerk of Neutral Bay, Sydney embarked from Melbourne, Vic., on Transport A38 Ulysses, 22 Dec. 1914. He served in the 13th Battalion, 4th Brigade of the A.I.F. at Gallipoli 26 Apr.-18 Dec. 1915 and was evacuated to Sandy Bay in Egypt 3 Jan. 1916. He was killed in action, 29 Aug. 1916

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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