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Biographical entry Wardell, V. A.



V. A. Wardell was Manager of Lysaght at Port Kembla. He recognised the possibilities of the Owen (qv) Gun and had Lysaght make a trial gun with modifications and eventually mass produce the final version of the gun. It remained in use as the standard sub-machine gun for the Australian Army from 1942 to 1966.

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Rosanne Walker