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Nursing Sister’s military uniform collar

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Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Clothing
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Clothing
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
002001037
Description
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…
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Accession Number
002001037
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Clothing
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Clothing
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military
Military -- textile
Military -- army
Military -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military -- nursing
Military -- Nursing Sisters
Military -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
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.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) Miriam Hartrick during World War II.
Site Made (City)
Belfast
Site Made (Country)
Ireland
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Marked on collar
Material
fabric: brown; white; blue
ink: black
Inscriptions
"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.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-4
Length
37.5 cm
Width
8.7 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 37.5 cm x Width 8.7 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
No use-related wear; still stiff from the last time it was ironed; slight shine from ironing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Museum
Reference Comments
“Nursing Sister’s apron, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC),” Museum of Health Care. http://artefact.museumofhealthcare.ca/?p=79
Research Facts
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.
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