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Nursing Sister’s military uniform beret

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Dates
1943
circa 1943
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
002001035
Description
Khaki cotton cap, flat, similar to a beret but with no drawstring; liner of similar material; top of cap is circular, made from one panel of material; sides of cap are made from three panels; there is a 1 cm flange of material running around the junction of the liner and the cap; manufacturer's lab…
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Accession Number
002001035
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
Khaki cotton cap, flat, similar to a beret but with no drawstring; liner of similar material; top of cap is circular, made from one panel of material; sides of cap are made from three panels; there is a 1 cm flange of material running around the junction of the liner and the cap; manufacturer's label sewn into middle of liner.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) Miriam Hartrick during World War II.
Maker
A. Quagliarella
Site Made (City)
Andria
Site Made (Country)
Italy
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: blue; brown; cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
"A. Quagliarella // ANDRIA" printed on sewn-on label inside cap.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet K
Length
26.5 cm
Width
26.0 cm
Depth
2.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 26.5 cm x Width 26.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Extensive creasing from storage in suitcase, and very slight use-related discolouration.
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
Not military issue.
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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