Thomas Edward Goodwin

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First name: Thomas

Middle name: Edward

Last name: Goodwin

Personal information:

Farrier-Sergeant T. E. Goodwin of Stanmore, Sydney served as a farrier with the 2nd Battery, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, A.I.F. 24 August 1914-4 December 1918 in Gallipoli and France. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre in Belgium on 6 Feb. 1918; Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914

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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