Charles Alwyne

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First name: Charles

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Last name: Alwyne

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Private, 2nd Battalion, Wounded at Gallipoli 17 May 1915 returned to Australia 31 Oct. 1915. Discharged June 1916 and later served in Rabaul, 1917-1919

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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