Margaret Martin Dumont is one of five women whose WWII uniforms are on display

PEI women veterans

Exhibit of uniforms showcases contribution to war effort

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A new exhibit in the Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown celebrates the service of PEI women veterans in the Second World War. Co-Curated by Captain Greg Gallant and Katherine Dewar, with assistance from Paula Kenny, the exhibit runs until the end of October.

The five uniforms on display showcase the breadth of women’s contribution to the war effort: Lois Wall Brown was a telephone operator in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps;  Mary MacNutt MacRae was a nursing sister in Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps; Vivian Hardy Phillips was a plotter in the operations room for the Royal Canadian Air Force; Jean Morley MacLean was a cook in Women’s Royal Canadian Navy Service; and Margaret Martin Dumont was a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross Corps overseas.

Four of the five women are still alive, and all of them are profiled in Katherine Dewar’s new book, We’ll Meet Again: Prince Edward Island Women of the Second World War, to be launched October 23 in Charlottetown and November 7 in Summerside.

For more info call the PEI Regiment Museum, 368-0108.