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Puttees

From the Collection of Rye RSL Sub Branch 5-11 Nelson Street Rye Victoria

Description
Woolen putees worn as lower leg protection. These were wrapped around the lower leg from the top of the ankle boot upwards and tucked into the top to offer some sort of protection from the elements, wire entanglements and to prevent loose clothing from becoming a hazard. Officers had high topped bootd and Mounted personal had leather leggings. These were for the rankl and file infantry and other members of the forces.
Object Registration
6008 a, b, c, d
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM