Kenneth Binnie

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First name: Kenneth

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Last name: Binnie

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Kenneth George Binnie, station manager of Quirindi, New South Wales enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces, 6 Jan. 1916, aged 22. He embarked for England on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire, 11 May 1916 and reached the front near Armentieres, France in December 1916. He was made a Lieutenant in the 26th Battery of the 3rd Australian Division, 19 Apr. 1918 and returned to New South Wales on HT Anchises, Feb. 1919

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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