Francis Joseph Campbell Brewer

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First name: Francis

Middle name: Joseph Campbell

Last name: Brewer

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Private Francis Joseph Campbell Brewer, a journalist from Kangaroo Point, Queensland served with the 20th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, A.I.F. in France, May-Oct. 1918. The 5th Brigade was responsible for the capture of the fortress of Mont St Quentin, Aug.-Sept. 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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