Object detail

Description
Gaiter, one of a pair, khaki in colour.
Classification
CH classification COSTUME Uniforms Military male
CH classification MILITARY Army
CH classification COSTUME ACCESSORIES Male leggings
Measurements
L150 x W370 x H10
Media/Materials description
Wool (Textiles)
Cotton (Textiles)
Plastics (Synthetic Materials)
History and use
These gaiters were used by Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC) member Francis James Mouland during World War 1.

They are part of a collection relating to the World War 1 and 2 service of Francis James Mouland, and the World War 2 service of Ellen Margaret Mouland nee Swan. Francis James Mouland enlisted in 1917, returning to Queensland in 1919 after active service in France. Two of his three brothers also served in the War; the Mouland family was one of the fortunate ones where all sons returned home, having survived the War. Francis went on to join the Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC) in World War 2, and his wife Ellen joined an Air Raid Precautions team (ARP) as an Air Raid Warden.
Registration number
H26583.1

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