Keith Aubrey Ferguson

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First name: Keith

Middle name: Aubrey

Last name: Ferguson

Personal information:

Keith Aubrey Ferguson (1895-1978), embarked on the 18 May 1916 on board HMAT Demosthenes. He was with the 3rd Division, Cyclist Battalion. He obtained the rank of Lieutenant. He returned wounded in 1917

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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