Malcolm Shore Stanley

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First name: Malcolm

Middle name: Shore

Last name: Stanley

Personal information:

Lieutenant Malcolm Shore Stanley, a civil engineer, was a New Zealander, born in Lancaster, England and living in Melbourne, Victoria. He embarked from Sydney, NSW on board RMS Osterley, 10 Feb. 1917 and served with the 10th Field Company, Engineers, A.I.F., in France and Belgium. He was awarded the Military Cross in June 1918 for 'conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty' under heavy fire and returned to Australia 31 Mar. 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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