Illustrated Notes for Volunteer Defence Corps, Australia 1942; The Argus; c.1942...


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Illustrated Notes for Volunteer Defence Corps, Australia 1942


The Argus

Maker Role


About this object

Basic training information for Voluteer Defence Corps during World War 2. It appears to be reprinted from a publication for the British Home Guard.

This book is from the estate David Parry of Beauty Point, Tasmania, who served with the VDC.

Stapled spine
32 pages

Medium and Materials



303mm (h) x 471mm (w)

Date Made


Place Made

Victoria, Australia

Subject and Association Description

David Parry was raisedin Beaconsfield. He enlisted in the 1st AIF in Victoria on January 1917 and served on the Western Front with the 14th Battalion as a Private. He was gassed in February 1918 and returned to Australia in 1919.

After the First World War he moved to Beauty Point. In 1942 he enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps. He attained the rank of Warrant Officer (2nd Class).

Subject and Association Keywords

Beauty Point, Tasmania

Subject and Association Keywords

Beaconsfield, Tasmania

Subject and Association Keywords

World War 2 (WW2)

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)

Subject and Association Keywords

Parry, David

Object Type

employees' manuals

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