|Object ID #||1963.042.007|
|Title||Red Cross Bag (Dressing Case)|
|Lexicon category||7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact|
|Year Range from||1914|
|Year Range to||1918|
|Artist||Canadian Red Cross Society, Victoria, B.C.|
|Made||Canadian Red Cross Society|
|Place of Origin||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
Red Cross khaki bag, W.W.#1. The bag is rectangular, with a drawstring closure. The front has an appliqued red fabric cross. The rest of the bag is plain tan-coloured khaki fabric. It is machine-stitched with red thread. On the top left corner of the bag's front is a little textile label reading "Canadian Red Cross Society, Victoria B.C." along with a tiny red cross symbol.
Made in Victoria, B. C., but at some point, probably during the First World War, was issued to John Wesley Ritchie of Berkeley, Grey County, who served overseas during the First World War, originally with the 147th Grey (Overseas) Battalion (created in 1915), which was disbanded and drafted into other units that needed reinforcements after they reached England.
Subsequently owned by his wife, May Ritchie.
|Collection||Military, 20th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||W-24.5 L-31.5 cm|
|Found||Grey County, Ontario|
Ritchie, John Wesley
The Red Cross
World War I (First World War/The Great War)
Medical aspects of war
Medical equipment & supplies
Canadian Red Cross Society