Roy Pinto Bell

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First name: Roy

Middle name: Pinto

Last name: Bell

Personal information:

R. P. Bell, accountant of Croydon Park, N.S.W., embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A35 Berrima, 17 Dec. 1915 and served in the 5th Field Artillery. He was killed in France, 9 December 1916

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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