Outdoor group portrait of training staff and members of the first Women’s Royal Australian Naval ...

Unit Women's Royal Australian Naval Service
Accession Number P00493.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Place made Australia: Victoria, Mornington Peninsula, Westernport, Flinders Naval Depot, HMAS Cerberus
Date made January 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Outdoor group portrait of training staff and members of the first Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Officer Training Course. Identified from left to right, back row: Chief Wells (instructor); (WR/334) Marion May Egan from Northam, Western Australia (later Third Officer); (WR/629) Jean Sherman Thompson from Crawley, Western Australia (later married name of Mostrom and Third Officer); (WR/143) Mary Alison Butler from Woodville South Australia (later married name of Howard and First Officer); (WR/572) Margaret Catherine Curtis-Otter from Melbourne (later First Officer); (WR/479) Sheila Mary McClemans from Claremont, Western Australia (later First Office and Director WRANS); (WR/628) Blair Thizbe Williams-Bowden from Toorak, Victoria (later Chief Officer); (WR/2) Joan Louise Paget Furley from Sydney (later Second Officer); (WR/585) Nancy Roma Spiers from Sydney (later married name of Paech and Third Officer); and Chief Harding.
Front row: (WR/214) Lorna Mary Bradford from Toorak, Victoria (later Third Officer); (WR/213) Elizabeth (Betty) Bradford (twin sister of Lorna – later Third Officer); (WR/480) Joyce Lilian Medcalf from Albany, Western Australia (later married name of de Jong and Third Officer); (WR/17) Joan Cowie from Sydney (later Second Officer); Commander Cecil Claude Baldwin (later Captain); Lieutenant Commander Awberry Richmond Bishop Phelp; (WR/1) Frances Betty Provan from Sydney (later Third Officer); (WR/627) Edna Maud Goulston from Sydney (later Third Officer); (WR/281) Alice Doreen Gould from Sydney (later Third Officer); and (WR/246) Thelma Ray Fenton from Brisbane (later Second Officer).