Percival Thorn

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First name: Percival

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Last name: Thorn

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Percival John Thorn, lawyer, of South Brisbane, Queensland enlisted in the A.I.F. at the age of 35 and embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board Transport A29 Suevic, 13 June 1915 to serve with the 4th Light Horse Regiment. He returned to Australia 20 October 1918

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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