Sunday, 21 April 2013

Rookie School for Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS) - Darley Victoria 1943

Found these photographs of Tom's mother Joan Foster Fisher nee Miller  (VFX127718) taken when she was attending Rookie School in the Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS) at Darley Victoria,  near Bacchus Marsh.  The photos were taken by C Fitch & Son, official photographer,  outside the RSL Anzac Hall  around February or March 1943.

Noted on the back of the photos are by Tom's father John Fisher  "AAMWS was formed Dec 1942 and all VAD's were transferred and then had to do a Rookie School"

Rookie school for AAMWS Darley (Vic) Feb/Mar 1943
Joan Miller 3rd row, 14th from left

Rookie School for AAMWS Darley (Vic) Feb/Mar 1943
Joan Miller 2nd row, 7th from the left

A little hard to decipher the signatures, but others assumed to be to be in the group with autographs around the photo include: H. Mitchell, P M Marlow, D R Smith, GG Cassidy, K W Williams, Joalyn? Brown, Barbara ? Prouse SA, Anne Jennings, Cathryn Murray, Betty Hay, Vera E ?Strachan, Karen Christianson?, Lorna Blake, Patricia Dent, Alice  T? Thorburn?, Vera C Palmer, Betty ?Mace, Myra Hamilton, Peggy Belliny, D M Clancy, Myra Mould, Betty Dasyff?, Betty W Brown A/Sgt V19617.

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