William Bradbury

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First name: William

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Last name: Bradbury

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William Bradbury served in the first World War with the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli and in Egypt. He was killed in action 31 October 1917. Private on enlistment, Lance 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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