• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002963

Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) Personnel Registers

  • Repository The University of Melbourne Archives
  • Reference 2016.0074
  • Date Range 1915 - 1920
  • Description

    [Red Cross Archives series reference: V30] This series comprises two volumes containing details of those enrolled with Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachments and available for work at military, civilian and temporary hospitals as well as convalescent homes around Melbourne and surrounding districts from 1915 to 1919. Established in 1915 Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) were members of the Australian Red Cross and the Order of St. John Members who received both first aid and home nursing instruction from St. John Ambulance Association. They performed duties such as a medical orderly or nursing assistant. http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE0491b.htm https://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/vad See also to series FIELD FORCE AND VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT SERVICE RECORDS (2016.0050). Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.

  • Quantity 2 units 0.2 m
  • Access Open

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  • Primary Creator
    • Australian Red Cross Victoria (1914 - )