|Object ID #||1974.019.011|
|Object Name||Bag, Duffel|
|Title||Second World War Kit Bag Mark II (1943)|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1943|
|Year Range to||1946|
|Made||Man. Tent & Awning Co.|
|Place of Origin||Canada|
Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.) army kit bag, W.W.#2. It is made of a brown khaki fabric, with a thick white cord drawstring that runs through metal grommettes at the top. The interior is stencil-printed with "KIT BAG MARK II / MAN. TENT & AWNING CO. / 1943". This bag was personalized with "POMFRET, D. A." on the exterior.
|Makers mark||The interior is stencil-printed with "KIT BAG MARK II / MAN. TENT & AWNING CO. / 1943".|
Dates from World War II and was made in 1943 by the Man. Tent & Awning Co. It apparently belonged to a D. A. Pomfred first. It was acquired at some point by May Henry of Massie, Chatsworth area of Grey County who served with the C.W.A.C. during the Second World War. She enlisted in Toronto in 1944
THE PATHS THAT LED TO HOLLAND: A HISTORY OF HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, VOLUME 2, p. 326 mentions May Henry's career (they spell her name as "Mae" but her signature shows that she spelt her name as May).
|Collection||Military, 20th-c Collection|
|Material||Khaki Fabric / Cord / Metal (gromettes) / Thread / Ink|
|Found||Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County|
Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.)