• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0530

Skov, Dorathea Jane

(1911 – 1985) Members of the Women's Auxiliary National Service (WANS)
  • Born 29 December, 1911, Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Died 13 April, 1985
  • Occupation Servicewoman


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.

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  • Related Organisations
    • Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) Association of Queensland (1981 - )
    • The Sybil Irving Memorial Fund Committee
    • Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) (1941 - 1947)