Montague Hinsby

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First name: Montague

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Last name: Hinsby

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Montague Hinsby of Penrith, NSW, embarked from Sydney on HMAT A7 Medic, 1 Aug. 1917 and served as Chaplain, 4th Class in England and at the front line in France. He returned to Australia 12 June 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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