Sybil Irving M.B.E.Print Page
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.
|Address:||Loftus Street, Jessie Street Gardens, Sydney, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.863243|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 3rd October, 1978|
SYBIL HOWY IRVING M.B.E
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