Twins in service of the Nation

Throughout Australia's wartime history, numerous twins, both identical and fraternal, have bravely put themselves in harm's way for their country. Remarkably, a few even served together!

Here, we would like to highlight a few of these courageous individuals:

Identical twins Keith (left), and Paul Scott of Beverly Hills, NSW, both members of the 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers (RAE), served in South Vietnam together.

Sister Catherine Temby "Kate" Uren (left) and Sister Amelia "Mill" Uren (right), twin sisters from Adelaide who served together as Staff Nurses with the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) during the First World War. Both sisters embarked from Melbourne on 17 July 1915 aboard HMAT Orsova (A67). They worked at the Convalescent Depot, Harefield Park, London and then as Sea Transport Staff from 23 June 1917.

Twin sisters Aircraftwoman (ACW) Helen Adams (right) and ACW Margaret Adams of Bridport, Tas, who both served in the WAAAF at RAAF Station Point Cook during the Second World War.

Twin brothers flying with No. 615 'Churchill's Own' (Spitfire) Squadron RAF on the Burma front are 409953 Warrant Officer (WO) John Payne (left) and O35233 WO Alf Payne of Hampton, Vic. The twins have been together almost continuously ever since they joined the RAAF.

Captain John Oliver Morahan and his brother Captain Cyril Morahan both served throughout the Second World War in 2/1 Pioneer Battalion, were commissioned about the same time, and hold identical service awards.

If you know of any more twins in service, let us know!