Robert James Drummond

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First name: Robert

Middle name: James

Last name: Drummond

Personal information:

R. J. Drummond, a plumber of Windsor, Victoria enlisted on 11 September 1916 aged 30 years and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917. He served as a private with supply units in England, France and Belgium, notably the 5th Australian Motor Transport Company and the 21st Battalion, 19th Reinforcement, returning to Australia on HT Morvada, 4 Jan. 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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