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Dates
1940
1945
circa 1940-1945
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Uniform Accessories
Classification
Military Uniform Accessories
Accession Number
002001052
Description
Strap; a long, thin piece of leather; one end folded over and fastened on itself with a rivet to hold a buckle-type fastener; other end is pierced with a line of holes for adjustment of the closure.
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Accession Number
002001052
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Uniform Accessories
Classification
Military Uniform Accessories
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Description
Strap; a long, thin piece of leather; one end folded over and fastened on itself with a rivet to hold a buckle-type fastener; other end is pierced with a line of holes for adjustment of the closure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1945
circa 1940-1945
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
leather: brown; black
metal: silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
"M. Hartrick" written in ink on smooth side of leather.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-5
Dimension Notes
Length 125.7 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Leather shows some abrasion on rough side; still quite supple.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
History Television documentary
Research Facts
Worn over shoulder and hip, like a bandolier, as part of dress / walking-out uniform.
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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 Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
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 Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- 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.
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military uniform necktie

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Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Classification
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Accession Number
002001068
Description
Oblong piece of navy-blue fabric, thin at one end and flaring out, then back in to form a point; tube-like configuration; fabric sewn together at rear of tie; manufacturer's label affixed behind the wide end; stitched with navy-blue thread.
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Accession Number
002001068
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Classification
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military
Military -- textile
Military -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Oblong piece of navy-blue fabric, thin at one end and flaring out, then back in to form a point; tube-like configuration; fabric sewn together at rear of tie; manufacturer's label affixed behind the wide end; stitched with navy-blue thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick, Nursing Sister, during World War II.
Maker
Forsyth Cravat
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: blue; black; yellow; silver
Inscriptions
"Forsyth // Cravat" in cursive, sewn into tag; "IMPORTED FABRICS" sewn into tag.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-4
Length
117.0 cm
Width
9.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 117.0 cm x Width 9.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Slight creasing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
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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Nursing Sisiter's military uniform cap

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001031
Description
Close-fitting hat made of navy blue felt; encircled with ribbon upon which is pinned a brass badge in the shape of a caduceus. a crown and a wreath of maple leaves; the brim of the hat is pulled low in front and turned up at the back; there is a sweatband on inside of hat; and a chin-strap running …
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Accession Number
002001031
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Military Uniform -- insignia
Description
Close-fitting hat made of navy blue felt; encircled with ribbon upon which is pinned a brass badge in the shape of a caduceus. a crown and a wreath of maple leaves; the brim of the hat is pulled low in front and turned up at the back; there is a sweatband on inside of hat; and a chin-strap running from one side to the other; there is a small bow of blue ribbon attached to the upper-rear part of the sweatband.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance and research
Material
fabric: navy blue
metal: yellow-brown
Inscriptions
"ROYAL CANADIAN // ARMY MEDICAL CORPS" cast into brass badge.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet K
Dimension Notes
Length: 29.0 cm x Width: 25.0 cm x Depth: 11.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Extensive use-related staining on sweatband; evidence of some past insect damage: a 1 cm x 0.5 cm hole at front just behind peak; hat shows warping from being stored in a suitcase; spotty deposits of mould on sweatband.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, curator, Military Communications Museum; "War Dress Regulations, Nursing Sisters," 1940; CD #6
Research Facts
This hat was worn as part of "walking-out" uniform
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Nursing Sister's military cape

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13855
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Lt. N/S Mary (Mackeigan) Barrett Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
013002001 a-c
Description
Light weight navy wool gabardine military Nursing Sister’s cape (a) with mandarin style collar and maroon polyester full lining; one piece circular construction with one dart at the shoulder (14 cm) and one down front of shoulder line (16 cm) creates a 2.76 m wide flared bottom; ladies size 6; pair…
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Accession Number
013002001 a-c
Collection
Lt. N/S Mary (Mackeigan) Barrett Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Light weight navy wool gabardine military Nursing Sister’s cape (a) with mandarin style collar and maroon polyester full lining; one piece circular construction with one dart at the shoulder (14 cm) and one down front of shoulder line (16 cm) creates a 2.76 m wide flared bottom; ladies size 6; pair of removable gold coloured clasps (b, c) in contoured 3.2 cm. circular lions head design joined with seven link chain looped onto hook from the opposing lion’s head at neckline; collar closure with pair of brass hook and eyes; attached pair of long navy wool straps, one with buttonhole and other with two 2.5 cm. circular navy plastic buttons. Length center front is 68.5 cm.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – cape – Size: Length 77.0cm x Width 1.38 m x Depth 0.3 cm
b – clasp – Size: Length 2.8 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c – clasp with chain – Size (unfolded) Length 11.0 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lt. N/S Mary (Mae) MacKeigan RCAMC 1943-45; donated to museum by daughter Mary Joan Barrett.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Dates of military service
Material
fabric: blue, maroon
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 Closet B
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Donor information; CD #7
Research Facts
Mary (Mae) MacKeigan is a graduate of Glace Bay Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1941. She was part of the Canadian military service as Lt. N/S Mary (Mae) (nee MacKeigan) Barrett, RCAMC 1943-1945. She was from Reserve Mines near Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. She trained with the No. 24 and No. 11 Canadian Army Hospitals and the Canadian Red Cross Army Hospital in Taplow, England.
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Nursing Sister’s military uniform

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Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001070 a-b
Description
Tunic and skirt of blue silk; the tunic is double-breasted, with furnishings for 12 buttons in two rows of six; the epaulettes have four holes for mounting the pips and one buttonhole; the sleeves have zippers at the cuff as well as a small metal hook that protrudes around the lip of the cuff; a sm…
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Accession Number
002001070 a-b
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Tunic and skirt of blue silk; the tunic is double-breasted, with furnishings for 12 buttons in two rows of six; the epaulettes have four holes for mounting the pips and one buttonhole; the sleeves have zippers at the cuff as well as a small metal hook that protrudes around the lip of the cuff; a small metal snap at the neck provides closure; a metal hook-and-loop fastener serves an analogous function; there are three similar hook fasteners at the small of the back; the loops corresponding to these are found inside the waistband of the skirt, which is unhemmed and has false pockets; closure is provided by a zipper; the manufacturer's and distributor's tags are still attached in the form of yellow paper labels attached by string to each piece.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tunic - Size: Length 61.0 cm x Width 42.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - skirt - Size: Length 62.0 cm x Width 66.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick, N/S, during W W II.
Maker
Steacy's Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: blue; yellow
paper: white; orange; pink
Inscriptions
"STEACY'S, Ltd. // KINGSTON, ONT. // Ready-to-Wear Department // Style [blank] // Stock [blank] // Size 12 [in pencil] // Price 1375 [in pencil]"and "Hartrick [cursive]" appear on the yellow paper tags affixed to each uniform piece (both are identical); "SILK GARMENTS // Owing to the peculiar del // icacy of all silk weaves man- // ufacturers will not guarantee // them as flawless or against // perspiration, slipping or // roughing. There are certain // characteristics appearing in // the weave of all silks that // should not be considered as // imperfections. They are un- // avoidable results for which // the manufacturer cannot be // held responsible. // (OVER)" is printed in blue ink; "STYLE [blank] // CLOTH Silk [pencil] // SIZE 12 [pencil] // RUN No. 9952 [pencil] // CUST No. 404 [pencil] // PRICE [blank] // (OVER)" in blue ink except for pencil markings; "SPITFIRE // MADE IN // BELLGIUM" is moulded into the cuff zippers.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
CLOSET
Condition Remarks
Obviously never worn; tags are still attached; light mildew on certain recessed areas; small patch of dark discolouration on left side of skirt at mid-thigh level.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; War Dress Regulations for Officers & Other Ranks in the Canadian Army, 1943; CD #8; CD #7
Research Facts
Hooks inside cuffs are for holding starched cuffs in place; this is a service dress uniform (silk).
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Nursing Sister’s military uniform

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Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001071 a-an
Description
Nurse's military service uniform made from blue silk and consisting of a double-breasted tunic (a) and knee-length skirt (b); tunic has 12 brass buttons (c-n) arranged in two columns of six and one on each cuff (o-p), all held in place by split-rings (q-ad); epaulets have lieutenants' pips (ae-ah) …
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Accession Number
002001071 a-an
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Nurse's military service uniform made from blue silk and consisting of a double-breasted tunic (a) and knee-length skirt (b); tunic has 12 brass buttons (c-n) arranged in two columns of six and one on each cuff (o-p), all held in place by split-rings (q-ad); epaulets have lieutenants' pips (ae-ah) affixed by cotter pins (ai-al) and Canada pins (am-an); the cuffs have zippers running ¼ of the way up the forearm and navy patches with five red arrows pointing up the sleeve; small metal snaps at neck and hook and loop fastener at front waist provide closure; three hook fasteners at small of back affix to three loop fasteners at the back waistband of the skirt; skirt is hemmed and has false pockets and a zipper-type closure.
Number Of Parts
40
Part Names
a - tunic - Size: Length 62.0 cm x Width 43.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - skirt - Size: Length 62.0 cm x Width 66.7 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
c-p - buttons - Size:
q-ad - split rings - Size:
ae-ah - pips - Size:
ai-al - cotter pins - Size:
am-an - pins - Size:
Provenance
Owned by Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly; donated to museum by daughter Miriam Ruth Howard.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
fabric: blue; red
metal: yellow; grey; red; blue
Inscriptions
Circular, moulded into the pips: "TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO"; moulded into pins at each shoulder: "CANADA"; "RCAMC" moulded into each of the 14 buttons; "LIGHTNING" moulded into the two zipper pulls.
Permanent Location
(a, b) Storage Room 0010
0010 Closet B
(c-an) Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Condition Remarks
#1: All brass present; some slight signs of wear at shoulders; some patchy use-related discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; War Dress Regulations, 1940, 1943; Miriam Ruth Howard; CD #2
Research Facts
Owned and used by Nursing Sister Lt. Miriam Hartrick during World War II. Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly (1909-2001) graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She served in England, France and Italy during World War II.
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Nursing Sister’s military uniform

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Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001073 a-b
Description
Tunic and skirt of blue cotton; tunic is double-breasted with 12 buttons in two columns of six; the epaulettes have lieutenants' pips and another pair of brass buttons; the cuffs have zippers running ¼ of the way up the forearm; small metal clasps are affixed just inside the cuffs for securing nur…
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Accession Number
002001073 a-b
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Tunic and skirt of blue cotton; tunic is double-breasted with 12 buttons in two columns of six; the epaulettes have lieutenants' pips and another pair of brass buttons; the cuffs have zippers running ¼ of the way up the forearm; small metal clasps are affixed just inside the cuffs for securing nursing cuffs and rolling up sleeves; small metal snaps at neck and hook and loop fastener provide closure; three similar fasteners at small of back fit into loops in the waistband of the skirt, which is hemmed and has false two pockets and a zipper closure; the buttons on the tunic are held in place with split-rings.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tunic - Size: Length 58.7 cm x Width 40.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - skirt - Size: Length 70.9 cm x Width 64.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick, N/S, during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: blue; white
metal: yellow; grey
Inscriptions
Circular, moulded into each of the pips: "TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO"; "RCAMC" moulded into each of the 14 buttons; "LIGHTNING" moulded into the two zipper pulls.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
CLOSET
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase West, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
Some use-related wear at friction points; extensive use-related discolouration of inner lining; spotty dirt; some slight mildew deposits.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; War Dress Regulations, 1940, 1943; CD #8; CD #6
Research Facts
Service uniform, summer.
Exhibit History
On loan for exhibit, "Uni-Forming . . . Wearing the Uniform" at the Musee Beaulne, Coaticook, Quebec, Jan. 2008-30 Oct. 2008.
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Nursing Sister’s military uniform

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Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001074 a-b
Description
Blue cotton military nurse's uniform consisting of a tunic (a) and skirt (b); tunic is double-breasted with 22 reinforced holes for mounting brass buttons and ranking pips; the sleeves have zippers running from the cuff to mid-forearm; as well as a small clasp that holds the starched sleeve of the …
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Accession Number
002001074 a-b
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Blue cotton military nurse's uniform consisting of a tunic (a) and skirt (b); tunic is double-breasted with 22 reinforced holes for mounting brass buttons and ranking pips; the sleeves have zippers running from the cuff to mid-forearm; as well as a small clasp that holds the starched sleeve of the nurse in place; metal snaps and hook-and-loop fasteners provide closure; three hook fasteners at the small of the back link with the corresponding loop fasteners on the waistband of the skirt; the skirt has two false pockets and a zipper-type closure on the left side.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tunic - Size: Length 61.5 cm x Width 43.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - skirt - Size: Length 65.0 cm x Width 67.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly; donated to museum by daughter Miriam Ruth Howard.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
fabric: blue; white
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Moulded into metal of 3 zippers: "SPITFIRE"; embroidered on patch sewn into neckband and another sewn in skirt waistband: "MIRIAM E. HARTRICK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 Closet B
Condition Remarks
#1: Extensive use-related wear; patchy discolouration from contact with metals; slight mildew growth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; War Dress Regulations, 1940, 1943; Miriam Ruth Howard; CD #8; CD #7
Research Facts
Owned and used by Nursing Sister Lt. Miriam Hartrick during World War II. Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly (1909-2001) graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She served in England, France and Italy during World War II.
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Nursing Sister’s military uniform

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Dates
1941
circa 1941
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001075 a-c
Description
Uniform; olive-drab serge blouse, skirt and slacks; blouse has epaulettes with pips, which are embroidered quadrefoils on maroon backgrounds; the right sleeve has a patch with three red chevrons; left breast has one campaign badge, fastened by two bolts to a brass plate that fits on the inside; thr…
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Accession Number
002001075 a-c
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Uniform; olive-drab serge blouse, skirt and slacks; blouse has epaulettes with pips, which are embroidered quadrefoils on maroon backgrounds; the right sleeve has a patch with three red chevrons; left breast has one campaign badge, fastened by two bolts to a brass plate that fits on the inside; three steel buttons fasten the front of the blouse; collar fastenings are two sets of hook-and-loops; closure at the bottom is a belt with a steel buckle; belt extends from bottom-left front of blouse; slacks have three-button closure, with two other buttons for cinching the waistband; slacks have one side pocket on the right-hand side, with the button closure on the other; skirt is pleated, with side pockets and a button-fly-type closure similar to that of the slacks.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tunic - Size: Length 54.0 cm x Width 39.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - skirt - Size: Length 67.5 cm x Width 32.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
c - slacks - Size: Length 98.0 cm x Width 30.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick, N/S, during W W II.
Maker
Henry Freedman, Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1941
circa 1941
Date Remarks
Marked on artifact
Material
fabric: olive green; red; yellow
plastic: dark brown
metal: silver-grey
paint: green; black
Inscriptions
"P // W [arrowhead] D // 65" stamped on inner side of blouse; "Blouses, Battledress, Serge, A.T.S. // Size No. 1 // Height 5 ft. 3 ins. to 5 ft. 4 ins. // Bust . . 32 to 35 ins. // Waist . . 24 to 27 ins. // Henry Freedman Ltd. // [broad arrow] 1941" stamped on patch sewn inside blouse; "CANADA // CANADA" embroidered on shoulder patches; "SLACKS, A.T.S. // Size No. 2 // Waist ... ... 25 ins. to 26 ins. // HIPS ... ... 36 ins. to 37 ins. // M.N. Horne Ltd. // August 1942" stamped on patch sewn into inner side of slacks near waistband; "Skirts, Srge, AA.T.S. // 1941 Pattern // Size No. 6 // Height 5'3" to 5'4" // Waist ... 26" to 27" // Hips ... 37" to 38" // Wallis & Linnell LTD. // January, 1943" stamped on patch sewn into skirt near waistband; "39241" stamped in purple ink on on patch sewn into skirt near waistband.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
CLOSET
Condition Remarks
Little evidence of wear; some slight discolouration in inner cuffs and other surfaces that contact the wearer; spotty mildew deposits.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; CD #2
Research Facts
British battledress uniform
Images
Less detail

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