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Object ID # 1974.019.013
Object Name Haversack
Title C.W.A.C. Haversack
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Year Range from 1944
Year Range to 1946
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description 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.
Provenance 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
Material Fabric/Metal
Found Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Henry, May
Search Terms Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.)