Women’s Service in WW2: Stories from a rare local Honour Board

Monday 15 April 2019

Women’s Service in WW2: Stories from a rare local Honour Board

Presented by Dr Janet Scarfe

In World War l women who wished to serve were effectively restricted to being nurses, but in World War ll they had many more opportunities. In this address we will hear from Dr Scarfe of stories behind some of the names on a girls’ school honour board that commemorates women’s service in the Second World War (a rare find in itself and in the Burnside area): a doctor who served in India, a nurse shot on Bangka Island, a scientist who worked on secret mustard gas trials in Queensland and a Red Cross worker rehabilitating Australian Prisoners of War.

Janet is an independent historian who researches, writes and speaks about the roles and lives of women who served in World War l and World War ll, among other subjects.

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Women’s Service in WW2: Stories from a rare local Honour Board

Presented by Dr Janet Scarfe

In World War l women who wished to serve were effectively restricted to being nurses, but in World War ll…

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