Anklets, WWII Gaiters; Unknown manufacturer; 1939-1945; WY.1993.41

Name/Title

Anklets, WWII Gaiters

About this object

This is a pair of World War Two New Zealand anklets. Also known as gaiters, they were used as ankle protectors as a replacement of the earlier puttees.

This pair belonged to Jock (William Alexander) Sinclair of Menzies Ferry. At the conclusion of the war, Jock resumed the running of the family contracting business with his brother Jim (James Donald). He later worked for his brother-in-law, Robert Dobbie, on the Dobbie farm.

Jock married Jessie Voila Dobbie, also of Menzies Ferry, and they had one son, Gordon. The couple retired to Invercargill in 1971. Jock died in 1977 aged 67.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1939-1945

Period

1940s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, canvas
inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
organic, processed material, animal, skin, mammal skin, leather

Inscription and Marks

Printed on inside: 'SINCLAIR
3'
Other writing is illegible, however, appears to be a number - possibly the soldiers military number.
Handwritten in black marker top left corner: 'WY 93 41'

Measurements

See parts.

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War Two

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Object Type

clothing

Object number

WY.1993.41

Copyright Licence  

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