Leslie Dunlop

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First name: Leslie

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Last name: Dunlop

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Leslie Dunlop, a medical practitioner of Ipswich, Queensland was 27 years old when he enlisted, 27 Aug. 1914. He embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides, 20 Oct. 1914 and served at Gallipoli where he was a captain in the 1st Field Ambulance, 1st Australian Division, ANZAC. He was wounded in action, 9 Aug. 1915 and mentioned in despatches, 27 Apr. 1916. He returned to Australia on the Kanowna, 10 Mar. 1916

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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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