• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0410

Fowler, Kathleen May

  • Occupation Servicewoman


Kathleen Fowler enlisted in the Australian Women’s Army Service in 1943 and served in a variety of postings until demobilisation in 1947. She re-enlisted in the Women’s Royal Australian Army Service in April 1951. From 1961 she was directly involved in planning and administration of the WRAAC. On 23 Feb. 1972 she became the third Director of WRAAC and remained in the position until 4 July 1977.

Colonel Fowler was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia on 9 June 1975.

Source used to compile this entry: A Stroll Down Memory Lane: A Brief History of the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps.

Published resources

  • Book
    • Soldiers of the Queen : women in the Australian Army, Bomford, Janette, 2001
    • Colonel Best and her soldiers: The Story of the 33 years of the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps, Ollif, Lorna, 1985
    • A Stroll down memory lane, WRAAC Association, 2001
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Kathleen May Fowler, director of Women's Royal Australian Army Corps., containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

Related entries

  • Director
    • Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) (1951 - 1985)
  • Related Organisations
    • The Sybil Irving Memorial Fund Committee