Hand knitted socks : Captain W E F Oram, 13 Australian General Hospital

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Sumatra
Accession Number REL/12522
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Cotton string
Maker Young, Wilma Elizabeth Forster
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra
Date made 1942-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Pair of ankle socks hand knitted from cream and red cotton 'string'. Cream socks are knitted in stocking stitch with open work insteps. The top of each sock is knitted in cream ribbing surmounted by a band of red ribbing.

History / Summary

Socks made by VX5878 Captain Wilma Oram while she was a prisoner of war of the Japanese on Sumatra using kniitng needles she improvised from fencing wire.