Arthur Richard Pyke

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: Richard

Last name: Pyke

Personal information:

Gunner A. R. Pyke served in the 8th Australian Army Service Corps, Ammunition Section, in Egypt, 1 Feb. -13 May 1915 and Gallipoli 17 May-26 June 1915, 2 Oct.-19 Nov. 1915. Left Melb on board HMAT A40 Ceramic

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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