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A tree commemorates the full time active service of members of the Voluntary Aid Detachments and the Australian Army Medical Womens Service (AAMWS) in Australia and overseas during World War Two and the occupation of Japan.

The Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS) was established in December 1942 was to distinguish between full-time military Voluntary Aids and those attached on a voluntary basis to the aid organisations.  From that date [December 1942], the Service's officers and soldiers were subject to military law and to the provisions of the Defence Act, the Army Act and the Rules of Procedure. The majority of the original recruits for the AAMWS were drawn from the ranks of the Voluntary Aid Detachments, and the experience they already had was of great benefit in their work in military hospitals, both home and overseas.

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

THIS TREE COMMEMORATES THE FULL TIME ACTIVE SERVICE OF MEMBERS OF VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENTS AND THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL WOMEN`S SERVICE IN AUSTRALIA AND OVERSEAS DURING WORLD WAR II AND WITH BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCES

Source: SKP, MA
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