This item is a British soldiers leather boot remains which is in relic but very solid condition the leather has dried out and is not braking up or crumbling the boots are not complete but is fairly well intact it is very dry as it was in a wood in nice dry ground it is very rare to find from the battlefield in this condition. This boots was recovered in 2013 from woods near the village of Fricourt the July 1st 1916 battlefield.
Fricourt is around three miles due east of Albert, and was towards the southern part of front on which the British attacked on the 1st of July 1916. In this area there was early success, with nearby Mametz captured on the first day and Fricourt taken on the 2nd of July. It was the 21st Division which attacked at Fricourt on the 1st of July, and the 10th West Yorkshires of 50th Brigade were heavily involved and indeed suffered very heavily
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