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Skov, Dorathea Jane (1911 - )

Born
29 December 1911
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Servicewoman

Summary

Dorathea Skov joined the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) after seeing an advertisement for girls interested in becoming army officers in 1941. Prior to enlisting Skov had been secretary of a variety of sporting bodies and suburban church groups as well as being interested in the YWCA. She became a member of the original Officer's School and was later appointed Assistant Commandant Northern Command. Early in 1942 Captain Skov was one of the officers who interviewed candidates to enlist in the AWAS, visiting sixteen outback centres per week in the busiest period.

Dorathea Skov was the Queensland representative on the Sybil Irving Memorial Fund Committee.

Sources used to compile this entry: Adam-Smith, Patsy, Australian women at war, Nelson, Melbourne, 1984, 386 pp; information supplied by the AWAS Association of Queensland.

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Digital resources

Title
Captain D J Skov
Type
Image
Date
29 December 1944
Control
084701
Source
Australian War Memorial

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See also

Title
Cadet G. E. Alexander, Australian Women's Army Service
Type
Image
Date
18 October 1945
Control
117420
Source
Australian War Memorial

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Anne Heywood

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