Allan Dunn Brown

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First name: Allan

Middle name: Dunn

Last name: Brown

Personal information:

Private A. Brown of Annandale, N.S.W., served with D. Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade in France and Belgium in 1916. He was wounded in August 1916, and repatriated to Australia and discharged from the army in Nov. 1917

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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