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24-October-2014
24-October-2014
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A Plaque commemorates those from the Australian Women's Army Service (A.W.A.S. ) who served with 13th Australian Army Ordnance Depot during World War Two.

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.

 

Location

Address:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek, 4882
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.1825
Long: 145.455278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1943
Approx. Event End Date:1946
Link:http://www.rockycreek.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th April, 1999
Front Inscription
13 AUSTRALIAN ARMY ORDNANCE DEPOT
                 A.W.A.S.

           IN MEMORY OF ALL
                  A.W.A.S.
           WHO SERVED AT
               13 A.A.O.D.
              1943 - 1946
           LEST WE FORGET
Source: RCMP, MA
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