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Cap - 1999.267.24 - CD2001-068-046 Cap. St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Gloria (Barwell) Kay Nurses' Caps Collection
Mary Christene Sutherland, graduated 1951.
The black band denoted the graduate nurse.

CMC 1999.267.24


Identity Discs - 20000105-042 - CD2001-311-097 Identity Discs. Matron M.D.F. Wright, Second World War. Canadian Nurses Association Collection
Military personnel, including nursing sisters, had to wear identity discs like these ones around the neck for easy identification in the event of death or serious injury.
CWM 20000105-042


Medals Set - 20000105-049 - CD2001-311-003
Medals Set. Colonel Elizabeth Laurie Smellie, First and Second World War. Canadian Nurses Association Collection
As military personnel, nursing sisters received military medals. This set belonged to Elizabeth Laurie Smellie, Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in Canada from 1940 to 1944, and the first Canadian woman to attain the rank of colonel. The medals, which reflect her service in both world wars, are the Royal Red Cross; the 1914-1915 Star; the British War Medal, 1914-1919; the Victory Medal, 1914-1919, with Oak Leaf (Mentioned-in-Despatches); the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; the War Medal, 1939-1945; the King George V Jubilee Medal; and the Canadian Centennial Medal.
CWM 20000105-049


School Pin - 2000.111.175 - CD2001-064-024 School Pin. University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, 1968. Canadian Nurses Association Collection
The University of British Columbia was the first to offer a university programme for nurses, starting in 1918.
CMC 2000.111.175


Cape - 2000.111.381 - CD2001-379-021 Cape. St. Boniface Hospital School of Nursing, Manitoba, 1947. Canadian Nurses Association Collection
The nurse's blue cape with red lining is an enduring legacy of the Florence Nightingale era.
In 1844, the Grey Nuns of Montreal sent four missionaries to start a hospital in the Red River colony of St. Boniface, near Winnipeg, Manitoba.

CMC 2000.111.381


Medal - 2000.111.102 - CD2004-0369 / D2004-6127