Fred Harold Tomlins

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First name: Fred

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Tomlins

Personal information:

F. H. Tomlins, of Cowra, N.S.W., served as a signaller in C Squadron, 1st Australian Light Horse, at Gallipoli and in Egypt. He was made a Corporal 1 May 1915, and promoted to Sergeant 10 June 1916. Leaves Sydney on the Star of Victoria

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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