Boots - Leather, Brown, World War I, 1914-1918 Object Reg. No: HT 27985

Pair of brown, leather lace-up boots. They were identified by the donor as World War I-era at the time of acquisition. The origin of the boots is unknown. The donor, (David) Ralph Goodwin, served in World War II and donated other material relating to his war service. The donor's father, Norman Leslie Goodwin, does not appear to have served in World War I.

David Ralph Goodwin was born 14 Nov 1921 in Mordialloc. He enlisted 11 May 1938 in Melbourne, service number 22112, and became an Able Seaman. He served on HMA Ships Canberra, Vendetta, Perth and Hobart. He was serving at HMAS Cerberus in June 1943 when he was diagnosed as suffering from anxiety neuroses. He was discharged on 21 July 1943. He later founded the HMAS Perth Association.
All leather (sole, lining and upper) brown boots with rectangular leather laces. Six pairs of metal eyelets. Soles are attached with nails. Both boots have a horseshoe-shaped metal heel protector. Left boot has a metal piece under the toe.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr (David) Goodwin, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 155 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Above dimension is for both boots standing side by side.

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, uniforms, world war i 1914-1918, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Able Seaman David Ralph Goodwin (aka Ralph Goodwin) (1921-2011), Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
Date Used: 1914-1918
Previous Owner: Mr David Goodwin - Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australia, 1938-1943

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