Anklets, WWII Gaiters; Unknown manufacturer; 1939-1945; WY.1993.41
Anklets, WWII GaitersAbout 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.
inorganic, processed material, canvas
inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
organic, processed material, animal, skin, mammal skin, leather
Printed on inside: 'SINCLAIR
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'
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