Coarse khaki woollen puttee. Australian Army uniform, 1914-1918, belonging to Lieutenant E. Gaynor, 23rd Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. Uniform consists of jacket, breeches, putties and a field service cap.
A puttee is a band or strip of fabric that soldier's would wrap around their lower leg usually from the ankle up to the knee. It provided extra support as well as some protection from unfavourable weather conditions.

Physical Description

Coarse khaki woollen puttee 11cm wide, mitred at one end, woven selvedge edges, straight pin stitched edge on other end. 2cm cotton tape attached to the pointed end.

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