William Ambrose Cull

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First name: William

Middle name: Ambrose

Last name: Cull

Personal information:

William Ambrose Cull, a coachbuilder of Hamilton, Victoria was born in Normanby, Victoria and enlisted in Melbourne aged 20 on 7 May 1915. He embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A14 Euripides, 10 May 1915 and served with 22nd and 23rd Battalions, 6th Infantry Brigade. He was wounded at Gallipoli, 6 Nov. 1915, reported wounded and missing 26 Feb. 1917, and prisoner of war 13 May 1917. He returned to Australia on Dunluce Castle, Apr. 1918. He was a Sergeant upon enlist, and rose to the rank of Captain

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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