Warren Perry

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First name: Warren

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Last name: Perry

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Warren Perry - 'A biographical sketch of Lieutenant-Colonel T.B.W. James, DSO (1883-1939) : a Gunner Officer of the Australian Staff Corps', 1990. Tristram Bernard Wordsworth James (1883-1939), soldier, was born in Hobart and educated there and in Western Australia. He began his military career by enlisting in the volunteer artillery in Western Australia in 1899. In 1911 he was appointed the first adjutant of the Royal Military College at Duntroon; released for active service in April 1916 he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force as a battery commander in the 7th Field Artillery Brigade with the rank of major, and after six months training in England arrived in France in December 1916 with the 25th Battery. James won the Distinguished Service Order in 1917 for extinguishing a fire in a gun-pit under heavy shell-fire. He held various commands during the war and returned to Australia at the end of 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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