|Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Sumatra
Young, Wilma Elizabeth Forster
|Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra
Second World War, 1939-1945
Hand knitted socks : Captain W E F Oram, 13 Australian General Hospital
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.
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.