Australian Comforts Fund

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Australian Comforts Fund
FormationAugust 24, 1916 (1916-08-24) (WWI)
January 1940 (WWII)
Dissolved16 April 1920 (1920-04-16) (WWI)
27 June 1946 (1946-06-27) (WWII)

Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) was an Australian umbrella organisation for voluntary bodies set up after the outbreak of World War I.

World War I

The Australian Comforts Fund was established on 24 August 1916.

The ACF provided 12 million mugs of tea for soldiers in the trenches during the course of the war.[1]

The Australian Comforts Fund was dissolved on 16 April 1920.[2]

World War II

The Australian Comforts Fund was re-established in January 1940 to assist with World War II.

The Australian Comforts Fund was dissolved once more on 27 June 1946.[3]


  1. Wilson, Riley (21 May 2020). "At last, tea is getting the official recognition it deserves". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  2. Dennis, Peter; Grey, Jeffrey; Morris, Ewan; Prior, Robin; Bou, Jean (2008). "Australian Comforts Fund". The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195517842.
  3. Denadic, Hannah (2011). "Australian Comforts Fund, World War II, 1939-1946". Museums Victoria. Retrieved 23 April 2021.

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