Sam Norris

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First name: Sam

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Last name: Norris

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Private Signaller S. Norris, an Englishman, enlisted in Melbourne on 29 January 1915 and served in the First Expeditionary Force, Second Brigade, 16th Platoon "D" Company, in Egypt and Gallipoli. He was wounded, returned to Australia and discharged there in July 1916. He later returned to England as assistant canteen-sergeant on the troopship Nestor, Nov. 1916

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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