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Sybil Irving MBE : 13-February-2013
Sybil Irving MBE : 13-February-2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A seat commemorates the Founder and Controller of the Australian Women`s Army Service.

During World War One Irving was a Voluntary Aid Detachment member with the the Australian Red Cross. From 1924 until 1940 she was secretary of the Girl Guides` Association, Victoria. In 1935, she was one of the two founders of the Victorian Society for Crippled Children (and Adults) and worked for this organisation until her death.

On 2 January 1939 she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for social welfare services in Victoria. In 1940 she was appointed assistant-secretary of the Australian Red Cross Victorian Division. Invited in 1941 to establish and head the Australian Women`s Army Service, Sybil Irving held this position until 1946.

Location

Address:Loftus Street, Jessie Street Gardens, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.863243
Long: 151.210206
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Humanitarian
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 3rd October, 1978
Front Inscription

SYBIL HOWY IRVING M.B.E
1897-1973

A MEMORIAL TO COMMEMORATE A LIFETIME OF
DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE
GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION 
VICTORIAN SOCIETY FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN & ADULTS 
RED CROSS SOCIETY 
AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S ARMY SERVICE
WOMEN’S ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARMY CORPS
 COUNCIL ON THE AGEING
 
                                               1978

Source: MA,ADB,ACPH
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