Hunter Gibson

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First name: Hunter

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Last name: Gibson

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Hunter Gibson enlisted 17 Aug. 1914 and served with the 4th Battalion, 1st Division A.I.F., later being transferred to 1st Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery. He trained in Egypt and landed at Gallipoli in Apr. 1915 where he was wounded and sent back to Egypt. He returned to Gallipoli and in Aug. 1915 was invalided back to Egypt, and later served in France and returned to Australia in Dec. 1918. Private on enlistment, Lance Corporal on NR. Embarkd on the A14 Euripides

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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