Sybil Howy Irving M.B.E.Print Page
Memorial seat commemorates the lifetime achievements of Sybil Howy Irving M.B.E. Founder and Controller of the Women`s Army Service in 1941.
Sybil Howy Irving MBE (25 February 1897–28 March 1973) worked in a number of social welfare positions after leaving school. During World War I she served in a Red Cross voluntary aid detachment in Australia. In 1924 she became secretary of the Girl Guides' Association, Victoria, a position she held until 1940. 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. She was the founder and controller of the Australian Women's Army Service during World War II. She served in this position from 1941 to 1946.
|Address:||Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Brisbane, 4000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.466264|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 16th December, 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 OF THE AGEING