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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SOLIN, Albin Conrad

Service number WX13661
Private
Headquarters / Administrative / LoC / Training units and detachments
Australian Army
Born 16 May 1896

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BRITTAIN, Jack Vivian

Service number 407889
Pilot Officer
No. 5 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 11 Jan 1922

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CAMERON, Ethelbert Allan

Service number N99795
Private
16th Garrison Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 7 Aug 1890

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GALE, George

Service number W73362
Private
9th (Northam) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 11 Oct 1888

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VALLANCE, Norman Arthur

Service number V5517
Warrant Officer Class 1
3rd Army Trade Testing Depot
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 3 Mar 1891

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SMITH, Allan James

Service number S212459
Private
4th Garrison Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 16 May 1882

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DICK, Archie

Service number S2700
Major
25th/33rd Garrison Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 1 May 1890

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ZIGENBINE, Thomas

Service number Q50595
Private
14th Garrison Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 5 Sep 1898