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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
Artist Unknown
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Toronto, Ontario
Description 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.
Makers mark None
Provenance The hat badge was obtained during the Second World War by Dorothy A. Telford (neƩ 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.
Collection Organizational/Government Collection
Material Metal/Enamel
Dimensions Dia-3.9 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Telford, Dorothy A.
Subjects World War II
Canteens (Wartime
Canteens (Wartime)
War work
The Red Cross
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.