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Nursing Sister’s military uniform collar

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Lt. N/S Mary (Mackeigan) Barrett Collection
Category
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Clothing
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Classification
Military
Military Uniform Accessories
Clothing
Nursing
Nursing Uniforms
Accession Number
013002002
Description
Stiffly-starched white tapered nursing sister's uniform collar with Eton style style rounded collar points of fine cotton folded over attached short interior neck tab with two machine made buttonholes on extended tab; handwritten name of owner, manufacturer, model and size stamps visible on inside…
Accession Number
013002002
Collection
Lt. N/S Mary (Mackeigan) Barrett 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
Stiffly-starched white tapered nursing sister's uniform collar with Eton style style rounded collar points of fine cotton folded over attached short interior neck tab with two machine made buttonholes on extended tab; handwritten name of owner, manufacturer, model and size stamps visible on inside surface of collar.
Number Of Parts
1
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
Blands
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Worn during World War II military service
Material
fabric: white
Inscriptions
On inside: "BLANDS // LAUR // ETON NO. 3 // 14 // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-3
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Length
39.0 cm
Width
5.6 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 39.0 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
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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