Alfred Benham

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First name: Alfred

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Last name: Benham

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A. H. Benham of Dubbo, New South Wales worked as a munitions worker in England during June 1918-Mar. 1919

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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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