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Object ID # 1974.019.004
Object Name Cap, Military
Title C.W.A.C. Summer Uniform Cap (1943)
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1943
Year Range from 1943
Year Range to 1946
Artist made for T. Eaton Co.?
Made T. Eaton Co.
Place of Origin Canada
Description This tan-coloured khaki service cap was a summer uniform hat worn by a C.W.A.C., during the Second World War Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.) khaki cap. It was manufactured in 1943, and likely was worn until 1946. The exterior khaki is a finely-woven, lightweight wool. The peaked cap or hat is a Size 7, and has a yellow stencilled label identifying it as a "T. Eaton Co. Regd" item. The cap has a flat-topped crown, and the high front is stiffened inside with cardboard. There are flaps, turned up, that are attached by a 1.5 cm deep band across the top. The crown has three vent holes with metal gromettes. The front has a metal insignia piece with a maple leaf and "CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS". There is an adjustable leather chin strap attached at either side of the bottom crown, with gold-coloured "CANADA" buttons. There is a 7 cm deep stiff, flat brim. The interior has a leather band with a satin ribbon at the centre back, and a brown satin lining. The interior has a sewn-on label identifying the woman it was issued to: "Henry A. M. / W. 22615" [=Miss A. May Henry].



Makers mark Yellow stencilled label: "T. Eaton Co. Regd. / SIZE 7 1943"
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/Satin/Cardboard/Metal/Thread/Fabric/Dye
Dimensions H-8.5 W-20.3 L-25 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.)