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The Appleford Memorial Scout Hall commemorates Dr. Appleford and his wife Sister Appelford for their living legacy in Lang Lang. Dr Appleford was the original Scout Master. 

The main hall was extended in the 1970s and refurbished in 2016-2017. 

Dr Appleford and his wife operated a private hospital and surgery in the town and donated the land and purchased the hall which is still used by the Scouts today. Dr Appelford and his wife both had distinguished military records and served in World War One and World War Two. Sister Appleford, better known under her maiden name of Sister Alice Ross King, is one of Australia's most highly decorated Service Women, receiving the Military Medal, The Royal Red Cross Award and the Florence Nightingale Medal. 


Address:8 Oxford Street, 1st Lang Lang Scout Group, Lang Lang, 3984
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.263755
Long: 145.565666
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People


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The Appleford Memorial Scout Hall

Plaque :
Scouting in Lang Lang
[ Details of Scouting & Scout Hall ] 

Who were the Applefords?

Dr. and Sister Appleford lived in Lang Land between World War 1 and 2. They operated a private hospital in the town where the Police Station now stands and a surgery and residence on the corner of Station and Oxford Street.

Sister Appleford is possibly better know by her maiden name of Sister Alice Ross King. Sister Alice Ross King is still one of Australia`s most highly decorated Service Women having received the Military Medal, Royal Red Cross Award and Florence Nightingale Medal. Both Dr. and Sister reenlisted for World War 2 and retired afterwards as Lieutenant Colonel and Major Appleford. 
We feel it is appropriate that the 1st Lang Lang Scout Group name our Scout Hall " The Appleford Memorial Scout Hall" in recognition of their living legacy here in Lang Lang. 


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