James George Tedder

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First name: James

Middle name: George

Last name: Tedder

Personal information:

James George Tedder, Area Officer of Belmore, N.S.W. served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, NSW Mounted Rifles (Colonel Williams' Column) during the Boer War. He also served in World War I, embarking from Melbourne, Vic. on board HMAT A24 Benalla, 19 Oct. 1914. He was present at the landing of troops at Anzac, 25 Apr. 1915 and after disembarking Engineers and others proceeded to Imbros before returning to Anzac for wounded. He was promoted to Major July 1915 and Lieut. Colonel in Sept. 1915. He embarked for England 27 June 1916, was hospitalised with bronchitis Jan. 1917 and returned to Australia on the D22 Arawa, Sept. 1918

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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