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Aust Womens Army Service Plaque
Aust Womens Army Service Plaque
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A plaque commemorates those who served at home and abroad with the Australian Women's Army Service during World War Two.

The Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) was established on 13 August 1941, to release men from certain military duties for service with fighting units. The Service recruited women between the ages of 18 and 45 and they served in a variety of roles including clerks, typists, cooks and drivers. In 1945 a contingent was sent to Lae and a small group went to Holland. In June 1947, owing to the end of World War II, the AWAS was disbanded.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466428
Long: 153.0265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

AUSTRALIAN WOMENS ARMY SERVICE Association Of Queensland

In Memory Of A.W.A.S. Who Served At Home & Abroad During World War II
                
1939 -1945
Honour     Dedication         Service

 

 

 

Source: SKP,QWMR, MA
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