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Australian Womens Army Service Plaque (Brisbane)

Description
Brass plaque dedicated to the memory of the Australian Womens Army Service. who served within Australia and abroad during the Second World War.The plaque displays the Australian 'Rising Sun' insignia and simple dedication. Inserted by the AWAS Association of Queensland.
Location
Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square, Brisbane Qld 4000

Location of Australian Womens Army Service Plaque (Brisbane)

Inscription

[Rising Sun]

AUSTRALIAN WOMENS

ARMY SERVICE

ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND

IN MEMORY OF

A.W.A.S. WHO SERVED AT HOME AND ABROAD

DURING WORLD WAR II

1939 - 1945

HONOUR DEDICATION SERVICE

Conflicts commemorated
Second World War, 1939-1945
Memorial type
Plaque
Commemorative services held
The Shrine is utilised for commemorative events.
Additional information

The formation of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) was authorised by the government on 13 August 1941 to "release men from certain military duties for employment in fighting units." The AWAS was the only non-medical women's service to send personnel overseas during the war; in 1944 and 1945 AWAS served in both Dutch and Australian New Guinea. By 30 June 1947 all members of the AWAS had been demobilised.

(Source: Australian War Memorial - www.awm.gov.au)

Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) Association of Queensland was established in January 1981 with the aim of fostering and strengthening the ties between ex-members of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS). The Association keeps in contact with members in Queensland as well as those living interstate and overseas.

Recorded by
QLD War Memorial Register
Date recorded
14 April 2009

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