Leslie George Wynne

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First name: Leslie

Middle name: George

Last name: Wynne

Personal information:

G. W. Wynne, b. 1872, a reporter for the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, N.S.W., became a war correspondent with the Australian Naval Contingent, ca.1900-1901. He was a major by 1911 and commanded the Australian Coronation Contingent at the coronation of King George V. His son, Leslie George Wynne, was on the composing staff of the Daily Telegraph and enlisted in 1915, serving with the 13th Battalion. He was a prisoner of war in Germany, ca.1917-1918. He was discharged in 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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