Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces (World War 2, 4 September 1939 to 4 September 1945)

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About This Campaign

When WW 2 broke out, the main effort was to create the 2nd AIF for service overseas.  However, there was a pressing need for garrison troops to manage the 'Home Front, and a range of measures were put in place, with both the Militia and the Volunteer Defence Corps playing an active role.

Large numbers of veterans of WW1 attempted to enlist and significant numbers became part of the 2nd AIF.  But greater numbers served in the Militia and Volunteer Defence Corps.  Indeed WW1 veterans formed the backbone of both organisation for much of the rest of the war.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from campaign

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LOBB, Ronald Henry

Service number 140328
Leading Aircraftman
5 Airfield Construction Squadron
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 30 Apr 1917

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ALLAN, Arthur Aitken

Service number Q201143
Sergeant
2nd (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 2 Sep 1898

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EDWARDS, George Standish

Service number Q50791
Private
17 Personnel Staging Camp
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 31 Jan 1892

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FOXLEY-CONOLLY, Henry Montgomery

Service number Q215063
Private
15th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 31 Oct 1881

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HASLEM, Robert Fawns

Service number V8062
Captain
Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 23 Jun 1897

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PLUSH, John Eric Casper

Service number S80227
Private
10th (Lower/Mid North S.A.) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 1 Feb 1894

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TULLOCH, Gordon Nowell

Service number Q204143
Gunner
6 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery VDC (Qld)
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 10 Jan 1896

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TOWSON, Robert Peace

Service number Q46555
Private
Australian Army Service Corps
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 1 Dec 1918