Henry Frederick Wallace Tucker

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First name: Henry

Middle name: Frederick Wallace

Last name: Tucker

Personal information:

Private, enlisted 14 Sep. 1914 and served as a trooper with the 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli, 1915 and in Egypt, 1915-1917. Private; Age 36, married. From June 1915 - Jan. 1916 he was absent from the regiment through illness, and after returning to hospital Jan. 1917 was invalided home.

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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