Tom Taylor

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First name: Tom

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Last name: Taylor

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Sapper T. Taylor enlisted in the 30th Infantry Battalion 19 Jan. 1916, sailed for Egypt 9 Apr. 1916 on HMAT Nestor and served in France and Belgium Aug. 1916-Apr. 1919, returning to Australia 1919. Private 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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