Skip header and navigation

Refine By

   MORE

1 records – page 1 of 1.

military uniform buttons

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14133
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Lt. N/S Mary (Mackeigan) Barrett Collection
Category
Military
Clothing
Military Uniform Accessories
Classification
Military
Clothing
Military Uniform Accessories
Accession Number
013002004 a-b
Description
Pair of embossed 11.2 cm diameter brass shank style Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps regimental buttons used as a cufflink for a pair of starched white cotton nursing sister's uniform cuffs
Accession Number
013002004 a-b
Collection
Lt. N/S Mary (Mackeigan) Barrett Collection
Category
Military
Clothing
Military Uniform Accessories
Classification
Military
Clothing
Military Uniform Accessories
MeSH Heading
Military
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
Military Uniform -- insignia
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Pair of embossed 11.2 cm diameter brass shank style Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps regimental buttons used as a cufflink for a pair of starched white cotton nursing sister's uniform cuffs
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a-b button - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diameter 11.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieutenant Nursing Sister Mary (Mae) MacKeigan, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 1943-45; donated to museum by daughter Mary Joan Barrett.
Maker
Wm. Scully, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Worn during World War II military service
Material
metal: gold
Inscriptions
Stamped under button: "WM. SCULLY, LTD // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-3
Condition Remarks
One shank is bent, show minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Museum
Reference Comments
www.williamscully.ca
“Nursing Sister’s apron, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC),” Museum of Health Care. http://artefact.museumofhealthcare.ca/?p=79
Research Facts
Wm. Scully Ltd. is a manufacturing wholesaler operating in Montreal since 1877 that supplies the Government and Units across Canada for over 135 years. William Scully Ltd. supplied equipment for troops going to the Boer War, and, to date, we have made and supplied a wider range of uniform dress items than any firm in the Commonwealth. In 2014 they are still in business.
Lieutenant Nursing Sister Mary (Mae) MacKeigan served in the Royal Candian Army Medical Corps and wore these buttons on her uniform during her service in the Second World War.
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.
Less detail