Robert Valentine Fell

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First name: Robert

Middle name: Valentine

Last name: Fell

Personal information:

R. V. Fell served in the Imperial Camel Corps and in the 10th Australian Light Horse 3rd Brigade in Egypt and Palestine. Private, 7th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement, Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916.

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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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