William Charles Watson

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First name: William

Middle name: Charles

Last name: Watson

Personal information:

Sergeant W. C. Watson served with the 31st Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces in the Abbeville, Amiens and Somme areas of France in 1917. Possibly left Aust on HMAT A64 Demosthenes

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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