• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0395

Lynch, Aileen Elizabeth

(1898 – 1983) Miss Aileen Lynch, Chief Officer of the NSW Australian Women's Land Army (AWLA)
  • Born 15 May, 1898, Randwick New South Wales Australia
  • Died 20 January, 1983, Waverton Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Bureaucrat, Community worker


Aileen Lynch (née Ryan) a public servant since 1917, was appointed officer-in-charge of the Women’s Australian National Services. She inaugurated a scheme on which the Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) was based.

In 1941 she became superintendent of the AWLA in New South Wales (NSW). Appointed Commonwealth superintendent in July 1942, Aileen Lynch remained at this post until she was officially relieved of her position on 9 April 1946. After the war she resumed her former occupation in the Premier’s Department.

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