Noel Glendinning Linton

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First name: Noel

Middle name: Glendinning

Last name: Linton

Personal information:

N. G. Linton was part of the October 1916 reinforcements, a sapper in the 15th Field Company Engineers and served in France and Belgium. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 31 October 1916. He was wounded 26 Sep. 1917 (name spelt Noel Glendenning Linton on Nominal Roll and NAA records)

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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