Hubert Deane Hewitt

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First name: Hubert

Middle name: Deane

Last name: Hewitt

Personal information:

Thomas Cotgrave Hewitt, a science master of Toowoomba, Queensland served with the 26th Battalion as Captain at Gallipoli and in France where he was killed in action, 29 July 1916.

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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