Womens Auxiliary service India/ Assam/ Burma

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by zahonado, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    I am still trying to find any records etc relating to these women. I have read "Chinthe women "which gives a good idea of what they did, but I am still hoping to find references to my mother who ran a canteen in 1945 at a rest camp at Dimapur, but I guess it is unlikely, except through personal diaries etc.
    Also looking for info about nurses in Quetta earlier in the war (1942/3/4)
    There is still so little about women and their contribution!
     
  2. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    Thanks to Drew, I have an interesting little piece from Kew written at the end of the war about the bravery of these women. Let me know if you are interested in seeing it. They really were remarkable (if rather foolhardy!) If anyone has any memories of their own or others I would like to see them.
     
  3. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  4. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I have two Women's Auxiliary Service (Burma) casualties recorded, I believe the only two =

    Lieutenant Bernice Inglis from Melbourne, Australia &
    Corporal Barbara Doris Wace from Petersfield, Hampshire

    Both buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

    Tony
     
  5. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    If anyone else is interested in the stories of some of these women, the Imperial War Museum has taped interviews online.
     
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I have two Women's Auxiliary Service (Burma) casualties recorded, I believe the only two =

    Lieutenant Bernice Inglis from Melbourne, Australia &
    Corporal Barbara Doris Wace from Petersfield, Hampshire

    Both buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

    Tony

    Tony,

    When I was in Rangoon War Cemetery in 2008, I remember seeing both ladies graves. They are situated almost opposite each other as you first walk in to the grounds.
     

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