Alec Broughton Doyle

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First name: Alec

Middle name: Broughton

Last name: Doyle

Personal information:

Alec Broughton Doyle was born at Scone, N.S.W. in 1888. He entered the Royal Australian Navy in 1912 and was Engineer Oficer on the H.M.A.S. Parramatta, 1914. He was Engineer Manager at Garden Island dockyard 1933-1942, Director of Engineering (Naval), 1942-1943 and 3rd Naval Member of the Australasian Naval Board and Chief of Construction, 1943-1948

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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