Leonard Victor Bartlett

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First name: Leonard

Middle name: Victor

Last name: Bartlett

Personal information:

Leonard Victor Bartlett, English born, served as a signaller on a troopship at the landing on Gallipoli and as a telephonist at the evacuation with the 4th Battalion. Later he served in France as a lieutenant with the 56th Battalion. He was wounded in Bullecourt 17 May 1917 and gassed 17 Apr. 1918, and returned to Australia on the Niagra, arriving 11 Jan. 1919. embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914. Enlisted as Private, on NR as Lieutenant

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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