Thomas Darchy

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First name: Thomas

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Last name: Darchy

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Thomas Darchy, station manager of Alma, Rowena, New South Wales enlisted on 18 Jan. 1917, serving as a corporal with the 1st Pioneer Battalion, 11th Reinforcement. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana. He returned to Sydney on 9 May 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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