Stanley George Savige

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First name: Stanley

Middle name: George

Last name: Savige

Personal information:

Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides. Diary covers training and working with various groups in Turkey Assyria, duty with Dunsterforce, other descriptions of his role as commanding officer with 'colonials'. In 24th Battalion, C company. Enlisted as Corporal, Captain on NR. Mentioned in despatches, Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order

Featured
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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