Laurie Hyder

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First name: Laurie

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Last name: Hyder

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Private Laurie E. Hyder, a furniture packer of Melbourne, Vic. was born in Coleraine, New South Wales. He enlisted 17 Aug. 1914 and embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A20 Hororata, 19 October 1914. He served as a private in the 6th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces in Gallipoli and returned to Australia 15 August 1915

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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