Aubrey Roy Liddon Wiltshire

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First name: Aubrey

Middle name: Roy Liddon

Last name: Wiltshire

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2nd Lieutenant on enlistment, Lieutenant-Colonel on Nominal Roll, served with the 22nd Battalion, D Company, A.I.F. He was promoted to captain in May 1916, major in October 1916, and lieutenant-colonel in June 1917. Wiltshire was wounded while in charge of 'C' Company at Pozieres on 26 July 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross on 4 Jan. 1917, the Distinguished Service Order on 4 June 1918, and was created a Companion of St Michael and St George on 3 June 1919.

Aubrey Roy Liddon Wiltshire's Diaries

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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