Rupert Taylor Vowles

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First name: Rupert

Middle name: Taylor

Last name: Vowles

Personal information:

R. T. Vowles served as an assistant wireless operator on H.M.A.T. Katuna and as a sapper in the 1st Signal Squadron, Anzac Mounted Division in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine. He returned to Sydney, N.S.W. Sept. 1, 1919 - enlsited as Sapper, 2nd Corporal on NR

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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