Ormond Tunks

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First name: Ormond

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Last name: Tunks

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In 1917 Tunks graduated from the University of Sydney in Medicine, and in April 1918 was commissioned as Captain in the Army Medical Corps, A.I.F. He travelled to Europe in 1918 on the troopship 'Borda', and returned after the cessation of hostilities on the troopship 'Berrima' in 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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