Malcolm Murray Alexander Greig

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First name: Malcolm

Middle name: Murray Alexander

Last name: Greig

Personal information:

Private, 42nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement. Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916. Died of wounds 6 October 1917

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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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