White cotton organdy square nurse's veil with a 5.5 cm hemmed border with a decorative faggot stitch above the hem.
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Worn by Nurse Sarah Phillips
Nursing Sisters wore this type of "nurse's cap, a white veil, especially for nursing sister's uniforms during WW1 (1914-1918) and WWII (1939-1945).
Storage Room 0007
0007 V Box 2
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase West, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Length 91.0 cm x Depth 90.0 cm
Some small rust stains; hand stitched areas along decorative faggot stitching.
Internet; Canada's Nursing Sisters; Veterans Affairs Canada; www.vac-acc.gc.ca; Military Uniforms, "Branch of the Master General of the Ordnance", Effective 1 Nov 1939; CD #1
Nurse Phillips came to Canada from England around 1915-20 to look after the Dalton family living on the corner of King Street West and Barrie St, Kingston; then to donor's uncle's family in Hillcroft before looking after the donor and her brother, the Hawley children, at 68 Centre Street in Kingston. By the time the youngest brother was able to look after himself, Nurse Phillips was at retirement age, so donor's mother invited Nurse to stay living with them as a member of the family. Always known as "Nurse". Information provided by donor.
Dress Regulations, Nursing Sisters RCAMC, 1940: describes the regulation uniform for Nursing sisters: Veil - white organic veil, one yard square, with two inch hem.