James Lindsell

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First name: James

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Last name: Lindsell

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James Lindsell, a storeman packer of Auburn, New South Wales was born in San Francisco, U.S.A. He enlisted at the age of 20, Dec. 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon, 11 Feb. 1915, serving in the 3rd Reinforcements, 13th Battalion alongside his father, also James Charles Lindsell, who returned to Australia 11 Apr. 1916. His brother Richard Paul Lindsell enlisted May 1918 and returned 23 July 1919.

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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