James William Dains

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First name: James

Middle name: William

Last name: Dains

Personal information:

Rev. James Dains was a Methodist chaplain attached to the 35th Battalion of the 9th Brigade A.I.F. Nov. 1914 - June 1917, then in 3rd Battalion of the 1st Brigade A.I.F.

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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