Walter James Urquhart

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First name: Walter

Middle name: James

Last name: Urquhart

Personal information:

Major, later Lieutenant-Colonel Urquhart, b. 1894, of Brisbane, Queensland was a Duntroon graduate. He embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A22 Rangatira, 25 Sept. 1914 and served as a General Staff Officer with the Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division (Operations) in the Sinai Peninsula and Palestine 1917-1918. Lieutenant on enlistment.

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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