Winifred Frances Thompson
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|Date of Birth||25 Jun 1921|
|Place of Birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Death||27 May 1955, aged 33|
|Place of Death||Mosman Park, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||21 years, 10 months|
|Description||5'3½" (1.61m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Clifton street, Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. Willoughby Francis Thompson|
|Date of Enlistment||15 Apr 1943|
|Unit/Formation||110th Australian Base Hospital|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
War Medal 1939-45 |
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at Clifton street, Kelmscott, army. Winifred had completed 8 years of schooling
On 15 Apr 1943 Winifred had enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS) in Perth. The AAMWS grew out of the volunteer Red Cross and St John Ambulance Voluntary Aid Detachments (known as the VADs). From December 1942 nearly 8,500 AAMWS served as nurses, nursing aides, and technicians tending sick and wounded soldiers in the Middle East, New Guinea, and Australia. The AAMWS served alongside army nursing sisters in hospitals.
On 18 Apr 1943 Winifred was posted to the 6th AWS Training Company for induction training and on its completion on 10 May 1943 she was posed to the 37th Australian Camp Hospital, detached the same day to the 118th Australian General Hospital. On 6 Jun 1943 she rejoined her parent unit. On 16 Nov 1944 Winifred was transferred to the 110th Australian Base Hospital. On 10 Oct 1945 Winifred was classed as a Trade Group III Nursing Orderly.
On 24 Apr 1946 she was admitted to the 110th Australian Base Hospital for investigation of cheilitis, returning to duty on 3 Jun 1946. On 13 Nov 1946 Winifred transferred to Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot for discharge on 15 Nov 1946.
Electoral Roll entries : 1949 at Children's Hospital, nurse