George Thomasson Gill

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First name: George

Middle name: Thomasson

Last name: Gill

Personal information:

George Thomasson Gill, photographer of Rockhampton, Queensland embarked from Sydney, NSW on board HMAT A14 Euripides, 2 Nov. 1915 and served with the 6th, 17th and 55th battalions in northern France and Belgium from June 1916-Sept. 1918. He was commended for gallant action in June 1917, wounded in action 1 Sept. 1918 and invalided to England. Enlisted as Private, Corp on NR

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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