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War Widow`s Guild : 25-October-2011
War Widow`s Guild : 25-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A tree commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the War Widow`s Guild, the work of its founder, Jessie Mary Vasey, O.B.E., C.B.E., and all war widows.

The Guild was established in 1945 in Victoria by Mrs Jessie Mary Vasey, widow of Major General George Vasey who was killed en route to New Guinea during World War Two.

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830278
Long: 144.973333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1945
Approx. Event End Date:1995

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 18th October, 1995
Front Inscription

THIS TREE COMMEMORATES THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE WAR WIDOWS` GUILD
THE WORK OF ITS FOUNDER
JESSIE MARY VASEY, O.B.E., C.B.E.,
AND ALL WAR WIDOWS WHOSE HUSBANDS
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THIS COUNTRY
18. 10.1995
FROM THEIR SACRIFICE CAME OUR STRENGTH

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