|Object ID #||1974.019.013|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1944|
|Year Range to||1946|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
This is a Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.) haversack. It is golden yellow in colour and has a shoulder strap. The flap goes over the top and is affixed with two straps that go through two buckles.
Dates from World War II, manufacturer unknown. It was acquired at some point by May Henry of the 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|
|Found||Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County|
Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.)