Frank Valentine Weir

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First name: Frank

Middle name: Valentine

Last name: Weir

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Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Forty-Two on 20 December 1914 .War diaries, 1914-1919, correspondence. Lieutenant on enlistment, Major on NR. 1st Light Horse Regiment

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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