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

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Sumatra
Accession Number REL/12524
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

Woman's hand knitted, rust coloured sleeveless vest made from cotton 'string'. Body of vest is knitted in moss stitch while the neck and armhole edges, and basque, are ribbed.

History / Summary

Knitted by VX5878 Captain Wilma Oram while she was a prisoner of war in Sumatra, using needles made from fencing wire taken from the camp fence.