Pair brown leather ankle boots : Australian Army

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL/10926
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Brass, Leather, Steel
Maker McMurtrie
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 1942; 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Pair of unmatched brown leather ankle boots, size 7 1/4, with leather soles and heels, heavy cotton stitching, six pairs of brown-painted brass lace eyelets, a leather loop at the upper rear of the left boot only to retain the laces, and a double row of stitching across the toe cap. The left boot is constructed with a wide tongue, while the right boot has a narrower tongue with a pared edge. The sole of the right boot is fitted with toe and heel reinforcing plates - these are tacked to the sole and heel with heavy duty tacks - while the sole itself is reinforced with five rows of steel tacks. The sole of the left boot is plain. The soles are impressed with the boot size 7/4 and the respective maker's name (or number) and date of manufacture. The upper of the right boot is impressed MCMURTRIE 421 and D^D; while the upper of the left boot is impressed 52, V842 and 1944.

History / Summary

Standard Army issue ankle boots. Purchased from surplus stores.

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