Herbert A Brown

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First name: Herbert

Middle name: A

Last name: Brown

Personal information:

H. A. Brown served in the Royal Navy, 1901-May 1913, when he joined the Royal Australian Navy and came to Australia on the submarine A.E.2, which subsequently escorted troop transports to Egypt and was sunk in the Dardanelles 30 Apr. 1915, after which he was a prisoner in Turkish camps until Nov. 1918

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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