Bellambi

Women of the Illawarra who served in WW2

The following Women were Born and/or Resident in Bellambi at the time of  their Enlistment in WW2 – this is information was sourced from the Australian WW2 Nominal Roll.

There were only a small number of women from Bellambi but they were far from insignificant – all were in the Army, some were probably nurses and three of the five were officers. Note – in WW2 more than half of the women who enlisted in Australia joined the Airforce.

BENNETT MAVIS EILEEN RUTH NX127304 (N101386) Captain
CHILBY CAROLINE ELIZABETH NF462696 Gunner
FRAME IRIS MARY NFX205235 (NX205235) Private
PEARCE (URRY) JEAN MARGARET NX168886 Lieutenant
RIORDAN (BENSON) CECILIA AGNES NF410553 Lieutenant

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