Leslie Duncan Richardson

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First name: Leslie

Middle name: Duncan

Last name: Richardson

Personal information:

L. D. Richardson was a signaller with the 1st Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F. He enlisted 17 June 1915 at Victoria Barracks, Sydney and embarked on S.S. Pera on 13 October 1915, arriving in Suez on 13 Nov. 1915. He was taken prisoner by the Turks in Aug. 1916, later sent to England for furlough and returned to Sydney on the S.S. Ascanius on 4 Apr. 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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