Gas goggles fragment from Pheasant Wood mass grave, Fromelles : Private R H Pflaum, 32 Battalion, AIF
|Title||Gas goggles fragment from Pheasant Wood mass grave, Fromelles : Private R H Pflaum, 32 Battalion, AIF|
|Date made||c 1916|
Dark grey wool fragment from a pair of gas goggles, complete with a rectangular celluloid eyepiece and sections of the rubberised fabric tape which was once stitched around the edges of the celluloid. The original stitching lines around on both the tape and celluloid are clearly visible.
Damaged piece of gas goggle found with the remains of 161 Private Raymond 'Ray' Holstein Pflaum during the excavation of the Pheasant Wood mass grave in 2010. The son of Theodore and Mary Pflaum, he was working as a shop assistant in his home town of Blumberg, South Australia when he enlisted in the AIF on 21 July 1915 at the age of 18.