Leslie Harold Barry

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First name: Leslie

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Barry

Personal information:

Sapper Leslie Harold Barry, a lands salesman of Dubbo, N.S.W., enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 19, 15 Sept. 1915. He served with the 1st Field Company Engineers and was fighting in France at the time of his capture by German troops, November 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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