William Miller

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First name: William

Middle name:

Last name: Miller

Personal information:

Private Francis Joseph Brewer has taken down in shorthand the statement of Private William Miller (17th Battalion 5th Brigade A.I.F) concerning the Battle of Mont St. Quentin. Private Miller from Wagga Wagga enlisted at the age of 18 on 4 April 1916. He embarked in Sydney on the "Euripides" on 9 September 1916 and disembarked in England on 16 October 1916 and then went on to France. He was wounded in action on 3 October 1918

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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