John Harrison Wheat

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First name: John

Middle name: Harrison

Last name: Wheat

Personal information:

John. H. Wheat served as a rating on the submarine AE2 from Feb. 1914 to 30 Apr. 1915 when it was sunk in the Sea of Marmora. He was a prisoner of the Turks, 1915-1918, working on the Baghdad Railway

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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