Joseph Henry Pye

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First name: Joseph

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Pye

Personal information:

Joseph Henry Pye, a foreman baker of Burwood, Sydney, was born in Mudgee, N.S.W. He enlisted in 1914 at the age of 42 and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A35 Berrima, 22 Dec. 1914. He served with the 5th Divisional Train, 5th Field Bakery in Egypt and France. Warrant Officer on enlistment, Honorary Captain 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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