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Object ID # 1974.019.003
Object Name Jacket
Title C.W.A.C. Winter Battledress Jacket
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date Nov. 1945
Year Range from 1945
Year Range to 1946
Artist Tip Top Tailors Limited
Made Tip Top Tailors Ltd.
Place of Origin Toronto, Ontario
Description Female's winter battledress jacket, worn by a Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.) officer, W.W.#2. The jacket was manufactured by Tip Top Tailors out of khaki-coloured wool serge and was manufactured in November of 1945. It has a small collar with a button over flap underneath. Five buttons are present down the front. There are two large breast pockets with flaps. There is an 8 cm high waist band that wraps over to the right side and buckles at the far right side. There are button-down shoulder tabs. Two tucks are present at the waist on each side front. There are plain straight sleeves with button cuffs. The back is plain, but has five tucks on each side into the waistband. The inside back waistband has three button holes. Inside each front side is a large cotton slot pocket. There are three bound holes present under each arm to provide ventilation. Stamped on the inside right pocket is the manufacturer's information: "BATTLE DRESS / BLOUSE SERGE / SIZE 2 / HEIGHT 5'3" TO 5'4"/ BREAST 34 to 35 / TIP TOP TAILORS LTD., / NOV. 1945"
Makers mark Stamped on inside right pocket: "BATTLE DRESS / BLOUSE SERGE / SIZE 2 / HEIGHT 5'3" TO 5'4"/ BREAST 34 to 35 / TIP TOP TAILORS LTD., / NOV. 1945"
Provenance Owned by/issued to A. May Henry who came 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, and disbanded in 1946. She enlisted in Toronto in 1944. She served in Halifax, with her last rank that of Captain. She was discharged in Oakville, Ontario in July of 1946.
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Source: THE PATHS THAT LED TO HOLLAND: A HISTORY OF HOLLAND TOWNSHIP VOLUME II, p. 326.
Collection Military, 20th-c Collection
Material Wool Serge/Cotton/Thread/Metal/Ink
Dimensions W-40 L-57 cm
Found Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Henry, May
Subjects Uniforms
Search Terms Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.)