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Sybil Howy Irvings Plaque
Sybil Howy Irvings Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

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.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466264
Long: 153.026295
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:Saturday 16th December, 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 OF THE AGEING
                      1978 

                                               

Source: QWMR, ADB, MA
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