Arthur John Burrowes

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: John

Last name: Burrowes

Personal information:

Arthur John Moore Burrowes embarked from Sydney, NSW, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 Dec. 1917 and served with the 18th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement in France where he was wounded 8 Aug. 1918. He was treated in various hospitals in England before returning to Sydney Feb.-Mar. 1919. He was in Randwick Military Hospital until the end of 1919, and lived until 1969

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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