Thomas Henry Alcock

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First name: Thomas

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Alcock

Personal information:

Thomas Henry Alcock, clerk of Waverley, Sydney, N.S.W., enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces, 1915, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT SS Makarini, 1 April 1916 and served with the 3rd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement in Egypt, 1916, France and Belgium, 1916-1917. After being wounded Nov. 1917 he was a patient in military hospitals in France and England until returning to Australia 18 Jan. 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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