Percy Morris

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First name: Percy

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Last name: Morris

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Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius. Percy Morris, of Helensburgh NSW, of 20th Battalion (? see below) , 5th Brigade A.I.F, received the Military Medal for services as a runner at the Battle of Mont St Quentin, where he was wounded on 31 Aug. 1918. Listed as part of 53rd Battalion on AIF d/b, - 57th Battalion on NR. SN 2940

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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