Roy Richards

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First name: Roy

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Last name: Richards

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Roy Richards, a clerk of Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales enlisted aged 21 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Ceramic, 25 June 1915. He served with the 19th Battalion, 5th Australian Machine Gun Company, A.I.F. in Egypt, the Dardanelles, France and Belgium. He was wounded, 6 Nov. 1916 and died 26 Nov. 1916 Includes letters to members of his family, 4 Mar. 1915 - 16 Nov. 1916, letters of condolence following his death, 22 Nov. 1916 - 18 Feb. 1917 and notes from his diary, 15 Aug. 1915 - 17 Nov. 1916, evidently compiled by a member of his family

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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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