Australian Women's Army Service Hat

Historical note: 

This khaki fur felt hat was worn as part of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) winter uniform. The hat is decorated with brown silk grosgrain ribbon and a Rising Sun badge.

Materials: 
Fur felt, silk grosgrain, oxidised brass, elastic
Category: 
Uniforms
Conflict: 
Second World War
Story: 
Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS)

On this day

On this day
24 April

1918 — Second Battle of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX began. Australian and British troops fought to regain the town that had been captured just three weeks earlier. There were 1469 Australian casualties, many due to mustard gas

1918 — LT C. SADLIER won a Victoria Cross for his inspirational gallantry during the battle at Villers-Bretonneux