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Biographical entry Whitworth, Joyce Ethel (1911 - 1998)

MBE

Born
30 May 1911
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
19 September 1998
Occupation
Nurse

Summary

Joyce Whitworth trained as a nurse at the Royal Alexandria Hospital, New South Wales. She worked in administration positions, before enlisting in the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) in 1941. Whitworth was made commanding officer of recruit training in the AWAS in 1943, a position she occupied until June 1946.

Details

Events

1929 - 1931
Education - Nurse training at the Royal Alexandria Hospital, New South Wales
1934
Career position - Secretary at Philips Lamps Australasia Ltd. Advertising Department
1936 - 1941
Career position - Assistant Service Manager at Claude Neon Pty. Ltd.
1939? - 1941
Career position - Commandant in the Women's Auxiliary National Service
1941
Career position - Enlisted in the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS)
July 1943 - June 1946
Career position - Commanding Officer of Recruit Training in the Australian Women's Army Service, New South Wales
1968
Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Archival resources

Australian War Memorial Research Centre

  • Interview with Joyce Whitworth (sound recording), interviewer: Judy Wing, 26 February 1990, S00793; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details
  • Joyce Whitworth, Portrait, 1940s, P00709.002; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details
  • Joyce Whitworth, Portrait, 1945, P00204.005; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

See also

  • Alexander, John A. (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1944, vol. 12, The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944, 906 pp. Details

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