Richard Blundell

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First name: Richard

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Last name: Blundell

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R. Blundell enlisted on 14 December 1914. He served with the Australian Field Artillery, Jan. 1915 - May 1916, then transferred to the 101st Battalion. He was aboard ships operating in the Dardanelles, Apr. - May 1915, served in Egypt, June 1915 - Mar. 1916 and then in France, Mar. 1916 - Dec. 1918

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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