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War Widows Guild of Australia Plaque

Description
Bronze plaque dedicated to the War Widows Guild of Australia.
Location
Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square, Brisbane Qld 4000

Location of War Widows Guild of Australia Plaque

Inscription
Refer to image.
Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Korean War, 1950-1953
Indonesian Confrontation 1962-66
Vietnam War, 1962-1972
Gulf War, 1990-1991
Somalia, 1992-1994
Peace-Keeping, 1947-Present
Unit Memorials
Memorial type
Plaque
Commemorative services held
The Shrine of Memories is utilised for Commemorative Services.
Additional information

War Widow's Guild of Australia website

War Widows' Guild of Australia (Queensland) Inc (1947 - )
Location: Ground Floor, 15 Adelaide Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

The War Widows' Guild of Australia was formed in 1945 in Victoria by the late Mrs Jessie Mary Vasey OBE, CBE, widow of Major-General George Vasey. In 1947 the Queensland State Branch was formed. The Guild aims to watch over and protect the interests of war widows by lobbying politicians and offering its members friendship, empathy and comfort in times of need, particularly in the loss of a partner. Its motto is as relevant today as it was at the Guild s formation over 60 years ago:-

We all belong to each other
We all need each other
It is in serving each other
And in sacrificing for our common good
That we are finding our true life

(Extract from an Empire Day Message from His Majesty the late King George the Sixth in 1949).

Recorded by
Matt Smith, QLD War Memorial Register
Date recorded
9 April 2009

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