George B King

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First name: George

Middle name: B

Last name: King

Personal information:

Lieutenant George Bower King of Parramatta, New South Wales, enlisted aged 19, 11 Aug. 1915 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A14 Euripides, 2 Nov. 1915. He served with the 6th Reinforcements to the 19th Battalion and later with the 4th Battalion in Egypt, France and Belgium, Apr. 1916 - Apr. 1919. He compiled his account of war experiences in April-June 1919

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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