Fredrich Meier

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First name: Fredrich

Middle name:

Last name: Meier

Personal information:
Friedrich Meier, a 4th mate or 4th engineer on the steamship Lothringen was detained when the ship embarked in Melbourne, Aug. 1914 and later interned in Langwarrin, Liverpool and Trial Bay camps.
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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