George Henry Peden

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First name: George

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Peden

Personal information:

George Henry Peden letter diary, 26 March 1916-31 March 1917. Letter diary describes events while serving with the 17th and 19th Battalions in Egypt and France, including being wounded and convalescence at Wandsworth No. 3 General Hospital, a visit to the Grand Fleet as a guest of the Admiralty and convalescence in the south of France after being wounded a second time. Includes descriptions of the conditions in the trenches

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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