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Old 27-07-20, 06:22 AM
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There was the Australian VAD, formed England by August 1918 of Australian personnel, with a maximum establishment of 200 women. They wore the badge of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John of Jerusalem, with AUSTRALIA in bronze on the shoulder strap.

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Keith do you have any photos of the badges being worn ?
Also mate see you got the Arty photo ok

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Old 27-07-20, 07:01 AM
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Hi Rob,

Sorry, no photo of the VAD, that info came from the newspapers on Trove.

Yep, got the photo thanks, great stuff.

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Old 27-07-20, 07:07 AM
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Default WW1 and WW2 Australian VAD Numbers

The following VAD information kindly provided by Keith


Number Name Sex Defence Recognition Remarks

58 Lewisham Women’s 28.07.1917, MO 321/1917 Renumbered No 62 (Lewisham) by November 1918

58 Randwick Women’s 09.11.1918, MO 542/1918 Formally No 54 (Randwick), still here July 1926


Number Name Sex Formed by Month/Year of recognition by Army

217 Epping Women’s Red Cross Society March 1940

810 Gremorne Women’s Australian Red Cross Society January 1941


3 VAD (Third Military District) Victoria


6 VAD (Southern Command Sixth Military District) Tasmania


Many thanks for the pictures Kingsley
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Hi John

Thanks for your reply and sorry not to have acknowledged it earlier. In between time, I found the website maintained by the NZANS and was able to track down one of mine. It's a great site and has some really good bio stuff there.

A LOT of work has gone into that with married names, dates of death, etc.

Yes, you are correct the Bay badge has got a flatter crown and the ferns are a little different. The red enamel of the Bay effort is a little "muddy" and both the ones that I've seen are "burnt" around the edges of the cross.

Cheers and thanks!
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Old 11-08-20, 06:51 AM
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Default WW2 VAD uniform

To quote Confucius, "to find shoe, look for hat". I finally located my VAD uniform colour photo in a filing cabinet. The reason that I could not find it in my computer files was that we only had colour prints, not computers, 40 years ago.
I was given the uniform by the wearer and her identity discs with various VAD insignia included.
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Here is one from the collection .
This one is WW2 South Australia. Army Nurses Fund on page 1

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To quote Confucius, "to find shoe, look for hat". I finally located my VAD uniform colour photo in a filing cabinet. The reason that I could not find it in my computer files was that we only had colour prints, not computers, 40 years ago.
I was given the uniform by the wearer and her identity discs with various VAD insignia included.
Would that uniform actually be post-VAD, when she would have been enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Womens' Service.

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Old 11-08-20, 09:23 AM
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With the rising sun badges and colour patches, it looks more like AAMWS to me but does not have the metal AAMWS titles. She probably transferred from the VADs.
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