Jens Petersen

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First name: Jens

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Last name: Petersen

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Statement made by Private Jens Petersen of the 19th Battalion, 5th Brigade, A.I.F. to Private F.J. Brewer, who took same down in shorthand (original notes attached). Private Petersen, who was present at the battle made this statement on the 9th February, 1919, on the "City of York", on which transport, narrator and recorder, were returning to Australia

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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