Australian Womens Army Service Plaque (Brisbane)
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.
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
- 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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