John Phillipson Scott

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First name: John

Middle name: Phillipson

Last name: Scott

Personal information:

J. P. Scott, accountant of Sydney, New South Wales embarked on SS Port Napier, 17 Nov. 1916 and served as a private in the 45th Battalion, A.I.F.

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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