George R Faulkner

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First name: George

Middle name: R

Last name: Faulkner

Personal information:

Corporal G. R. Faulkner, a wholesale fruiterer of Bundaberg, Queensland, enlisted at the age of 31 in Brisbane, Sept. 1915 and served with the Light Horse 15th Field Ambulance, B Section 5th Division, in France from June 1916 to May 1917. He wounded in action May 1917, losing his right arm and returned to Australia on the Ulysses Sept. 1917

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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