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kingsley 12-08-20 04:37 AM

Australian VADs Cape Town WW2
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I found this group photo when I found the uniform photo that I posted in a recent VAD thread. Definitely VAD cap badges and Medical colour patches, Cape Town photographer. Card is marked in pencil "Winsom Lipscomb", maybe someone can research her.
The name of the wearer of my uniform was Ena Gray.

fairlie63 12-08-20 05:33 AM

Ena Gray was one of the twenty VADs who sailed to Colombo on the hospital ship Wanganella on 8 October 1941 with the 2/12th Aust General Hospital.

It appears they were transferred to the Australian Army Medical Women's Service before they returned to Australia in January 1943.

I can't find the name Lipscomb in the list of the 200 VADs who went to the Middle East that appears in From Blue to Khaki, compiled by Betty J. Mount-Batten, self-published 1995.


kingsley 12-08-20 11:10 PM

Thanks Keith

Oz Ubique 14-08-20 02:18 AM

There are some good newspaper hits for Winsom Lipscombe on the Trove website (assuming it is the same person) as well as a nice photo of her in 1968.

Home Guard 14-08-20 10:41 AM

Love it Kingsley!!!! Please keep sharing!


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