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Object ID # 1974.019.011
Object Name Bag, Duffel
Title Second World War Kit Bag Mark II (1943)
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1943
Year Range from 1943.0
Year Range to 1946.0
Made Man. Tent & Awning Co.
Place of Origin Canada
Description 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".
Provenance 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
People Henry, May
Search Terms Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.)