Geoffery Bell Hughes

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First name: Geoffery

Middle name: Bell

Last name: Hughes

Personal information:

Geoffrey Bell Hughes, clerk of Marrickville, NSW was born in 1892, the brother of Randolph William Hughes. He embarked from Sydney on board the Ceramic, 25 June 1915 and served with the 5th Field Ambulance in Gallipoli, Sinai and France during World War I. He was gassed while in France and died in 1929

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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