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The honour roll commemorates members of the Hurstville Voluntary Aid Detachment 826 who served in World War Two. 

On Saturday, April 17, Major Joyce Snelling (Assistant Controller of A.A.M.W.S.) unveiled the Hurstville Voluntary Aid Detachment's roll of honour at the Memorial Hall, Hurstville. Mrs. E. E. Harris. (Commandant of Hurstville Detachment) introduced the chairman, Ald. W. E. Smith, who spoke in glowing terms of the service rendered by the detachment during the war years. He was supported by other speakers. Among the guests welcomed by Ald. Smith were Mr. W. Clegg and Mr. J. Dowsett (President and Secretary of Hurstville Sub-branch of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A.), Matron Prichard (St. George Hospital), Miss Gillon and Mrs. Pritchard (Red Cross branches), Mrs. Pearson (ex-Commandant), Mr. and Mrs. Shaw, Misses Millin, Jackson and Power (Commandants of V.A.D.).

In unveiling the roll of honour Major Snelling said it was an honour to officiate at such a function. She spoke enthusiastically of the service both the V.A.'s and enlisted members had given during the war years. The honour board, which is made of cedar, was admired by all the guests, and Mr. Bellfield, who was responsible for the board and the recording of the members' names, was congratulated for the excellent piece of workmanship. It contains the names of 97 voluntary aids who were members of the detachment during the war years, 1939-1945, including thirty aids who enlisted in the A.A.M.W.S. Musical items were rendered by Mrs. Small and Miss Patsy Parkes, after which afternoon tea was served. 
Propeller (Hurstville, NSW), 29 April 1948.


Address:Ormonde Parade, Hurstville RSL Club, Hurstville , 2220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.96835
Long: 151.103547
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Manufacturer:Mr Bellfield


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th April, 1948
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                  HONOUR ROLL
Hurstville Voluntary Aid Detachment 826 

    Members who have given their services
    in World War ..2.. 1939-1945.

                 [ Names ]

Honour to God, Loyalty to the King,
Faithful Service to the Sick and Wounded. 

Source: MA
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