Edward Patrick Bryan

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First name: Edward

Middle name: Patrick

Last name: Bryan

Personal information:

E. P. Bryan was a signaller in the 6th Battalion, C Company and served at Gallipoli and in France. He embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata, 19 October 1914, shortly after his sixteenth birthday and returned to Australia 21 Mar. 1918

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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