War Widows Guild of Australia Plaque

Location of War Widows Guild of Australia Plaque

Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square
Brisbane QLD 4000

Bronze plaque dedicated to the War Widows Guild of Australia.

Inscription

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Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Malayan Emergency, 1948–1960
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1962–1966
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Gulf War, 1990–1991
  • Somalia, 1992–1994
  • Peacekeeping, 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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