Oblong, asymmetrical piece of cotton forms a collar; the upper half is the one that is seen outside of the shirt, and is flat with outward-curving points at each end; the under half is reinforced with another layer of cotton, which serves to reinforce the buttonholes by which the collar is attached…
Oblong, asymmetrical piece of cotton forms a collar; the upper half is the one that is seen outside of the shirt, and is flat with outward-curving points at each end; the under half is reinforced with another layer of cotton, which serves to reinforce the buttonholes by which the collar is attached to the shirt; there is a small rectangle of silk sewn to the outer part of the neck portion of the collar and bears the owner's name; it is folded in a manner opposite to that of 002.001.036, so the nametag is inside the fold.
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Owned and used by Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) Miriam Hartrick during World War II.
"FAULAT, BELFAST 1 [large] 2.92 / CK / 53N 1942 [broad arrow]" is stamped in ink on underside of neck portion of collar; "MIRIAM E. HARTRICK" embroidered on the square of silk sewn onto the collar.
Storage Room 0010
Unit Of Measure
Length 37.5 cm x Width 8.7 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
No use-related wear; still stiff from the last time it was ironed; slight shine from ironing
“Nursing Sister’s apron, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC),” Museum of Health Care. http://artefact.museumofhealthcare.ca/?p=79
More than 4000 women served as military nurses during the Second World War playing a vital role in the care and comfort of wounded soldiers, sailors, and airmen. As commissioned officers known by rank and title as Nursing Sisters, they served as fully-integrated members of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Most of them worked overseas in military hospitals and casualty clearing stations. After the lean years of the 1930s when there were few available positions for graduate nurses, even with the dangers of warfare, military nursing offered a job with a good salary, benefits, status, and a chance to travel.