REILLY, Eileen Patricia - W45414

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Cpl Eileen Patricia Reilly
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Conflict World War 2
Service Arm Citizen Military Force
Unit 508 VAD Northam, Aust Women's Army Service
Service No. W45414
Service Arm Army
Date of Birth 31 Aug 1920
Date of Death
Relatives Father - REILLY, Edward John - 3102


Eileen served in Northam as a Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) working as a nursing orderly. In 1942 she transferred to the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) and served at the Quartering and Claims Office in Northam. She then worked at 124 Australian General Transport at Karrakatta in the Orderly Room until transferring to the Australian Corps of Signals as a W/T Operator. She worked in Alice Springs before volunteering for overseas service in Bouganville. She then returned to Defence Force Finance in Subiaco until the end of the war.





ANZAC Day Parade 1938 in Northam. The VAD's are led by Commandant Pauline Lockyer.