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Object ID # 1971.117.006
Object Name Necktie
Title C.W.A.C. Tie (1941-1946)
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Year Range from 1944
Year Range to 1946
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This is a brown woolen tie that was worn with a C.W.A.C. army shirt, during W.W.#2. The fabric is bias-cut and the tie has both ends pointed in shape, with one end larger than the other. The previous owner said that she used to wear a gold tie clip with the tie. There is a small hole where the label used to be, as it was a manufactured item.
Makers mark Maker's label is gone now
Provenance Issued to and worn by A. May Henry, a woman who was from the Chatsworth area of Grey County. During the Second World War, she joined the Canadian Army Women's Corps [C.W.A.C.], which was created in 1941. She enlisted at Toronto in 1944. She served at Halifax, with her last rank that of Captain. She was discharged at Oakville, Ontario, in July, 1946. The C.W.A.C. was disbanded the same year.
Collection Military, 20th-c Collection
Material Wool/Thread/Dye
Dimensions W-7.4 L-116.3 cm
Found Chatsworth, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Henry, May
Subjects World War II
Military uniforms
Search Terms Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.)
Function Part of the female military uniform worn by a Canadian Women's Army Corps servicewoman. It was worn with a cotton khaki-coloured shirt (1971.117.005). See RELATED for other items it was worn with. It had belonged to May Henry of Grey County. She enlisted in 1944 and was discharged in 1946.