AWAS CAMP
AT THE TOP OF KURAN ST., CHERMSIDE
BRISBANE, QLD
DURING WW2

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The Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) camp was at the top of Kuran Street in Chermside. It was surrounded by a very high barbed wire fence.

The Civil Construction Corps (CCC) had a large camp near Ellison Road at Chermside in Brisbane during WW2.

A USAAF P-40 Kittyhawk crashed at nearby Camp Chermside in Brisbane in about 1944 about 50 metres from where the Kedron-Wavell RSL club is located.

There was a bomb and ammunition dump in Beneke's paddock in the bush near the corner of Webster Road and Rode Road. It was guarded by U.S. Negro soldiers.

There was a petrol dump in Basnett's property on Hamilton Road, Chermside.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"The History of Chermside"
by D.R. Teague

 

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