Sydney Thomas Thompson

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First name: Sydney

Middle name: Thomas

Last name: Thompson

Personal information:

Sydney Thomas Thompson, farmer of Bibbenluke, New South Wales, was born in Cooma, Monaro and enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 26 years. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A58 Kabinga, 12 Sept. 1916 and served with the 12th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement in Egypt. He transferred to the 4th Light Horse Regiment 24 Feb. 1917, was hospitalised with malaria in Abbassia, Nov. 1918 and was invalided to Australia on HT Lancashire, 19 Feb. 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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