|Object ID #||2005.005.001|
|Object Name||Badge, Cap|
|Title||Canadian Red Cross Corps Hat Badge|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Year Range from||1942|
|Year Range to||1945|
|Place of Origin||Toronto, Ontario|
CANADIAN RED CROSS CORPS hat badge pin. The round pin is slightly convex. It is metal, with an enamelled obverse (red cross on a white ground) with CANADIAN RED CROSS CORPS in raised lettering around the perimeter. There is a pinstem on the back, with a plain metal curl catch. No maker's mark is present.
The hat badge was obtained during the Second World War by Dorothy A. Telford (neé Vincent) volunteered for the war effort. After the war, the Telfords lived in Grimsby and later in Owen Sound, Grey County, where Major Murray M. Telford came from originally.
Dorothy's family and two images of her wearing this hat badge are present in a home-made book called MURRAY & DOROTHY TELFORD: THEIR LIFE AND TIMES (by Murray M. Telford), that is housed in the Grey County Archives.
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Telford, Dorothy A.
World War II
|Function||The hat badge was worn on a female military uniform hat, positioned centrally at the front. The female personnel of the corps wore a uniform that included a tie, and another badge was worn at the left collar area of the tunic. It identified her as a member of the Canadian Red Cross Corps.|