Meet World War II veteran Ula Agnew


RSL Queensland interviewed Bundaberg World War II veteran Ula Agnew, who served as a Lance Corporal in the Australian Women's Army Service.

In the video, Ula says she enlisted at the age of 21 and boarded a train to Brisbane.

“We volunteered to help hold Australia and we came from all walks of life,” she said.

“Mothers came out of the kitchen with their daughters. They just came forward to help Australia.”

Raised on 13 August 1941 to “release men from certain military duties for employment in fighting units” the service grew to more than 20,000 and provided personnel to fill various roles including administration, driving, catering, signals and intelligence.

Ula Agnew served in the Australian Women's Army Service
A recruiting poster for the Australian Women's Army Service, which Bundaberg woman Ula Agnew joined.