1919, English, Book edition: Final report / Greenwich Red Cross and Patriotic Society. Greenwich Red Cross and Patriotic Society.

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Final report / Greenwich Red Cross and Patriotic Society
 
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  • [3 p.] ; 21 cm.
  • 785 words
  • Book
Published
  • Sydney : The Society, 1919
  • xna, The Society, 1919
Language
  • English

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  • Final report /​ Greenwich Red Cross and Patriotic Society.
Also Titled
  • Final report
Author
  • Greenwich Red Cross and Patriotic Society.
Published
  • Sydney : The Society, 1919
  • xna, The Society, 1919
Physical Description
  • [3 p.] ; 21 cm.
  • 785 words
  • Book
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Summary
  • Greenwich Red Cross and Patriotic Society COMMITTEE FOR 1918-19. MRS. W. WALLACE-TURNER, President. MRS. FRED HOLDSWORTH and MRS. LYONS, Vice-Presidents. MRS. BELMAN, Hon. Secretary. MRS. W. M. MOORE, Hon Treasurer. MISS MARJORIE WALLER, Asst. Secretary. J. ROBERTS. F.C.P.A., Hon. Auditor. MRS. LLOYD (Ex) MRS. STARLING MISS ROWLEY (Ex) MRS. STODART MRS. COCKING MRS. CHAPMAN MISS CHAPMAN MRS. GILFILLAN MISS THORBURN MRS. MEYER (Ex) FINAL REPORT. To be Presented to the Meeting of Members convened for 2nd October, 1918. This Branch has 84 Members. On August 13th, 1914, the branch was formed and has steadily carried on the work for five years. In 1914. —75 Soldiers’ Hospital Bags, each containing 31 articles, and 7 Medical Bags, were completed, and despatched patched to Headquarters. The first 25 bags for which the money was collected, the material bought for pyjamas, shirts, towels, bandages, socks, etc., cut out, made into garments, washed, ironed, checked and packed in 10 days. We owe a very great debt of gratitude to the late Lieut* J. P. Sives, during those days for his valuable assistance as Hon. Secretary. In 1915. —The Executive visited the Field Hospital in the Liverpool Camp and the branch has the proud distinction tinction of being’ the first to take up the work in the camp. The Convalescent Ward was furnished and supplied with comforts until closed. Books and games were also supplied plied to the Contact Camp and Engineers’ Depot. The constitution of the N.S.W. Division of the Australian Red Cross Society was adopted. In 1916.— The Lane Cove Convalescent Home was opened, five members being elected as representatives of the branch on the Home Committee. Five beds were equipped and expenses shared (in securing comforts) with the three other River Branches. Support was withdrawn in accordance with the resolution passed by the Home General Committee in 1918, and the goods removed to “Graythwaite.” Toys and baskets made by incapacitated soldiers found ready sale throughout the district for some months. In 1917. —Most of the active work was carried out on behalf of the “War Chest”—soo pairs of socks being the result of the appeal to assist in raising 100,000 pairs in a month. The Junior Circle deserves great credit for their part in this particular work. In 1918. —The work increased as so many organisations appealed for assistance, each “Day” proving a success beyond expectations. Those assisted were: “Y.M.C.A.,” “War Chest Day,” “Italy’s Day,” “A.I.F. Day,” “Our Day,” “A.R.C. Day, ’ “France’s Day,” and a special collection for the “Battleplane Fund,” making a total of about £771. The members of the Committee were elected members of the local Repatriation Committee, the President being elected one of the five members of the Executive. | n 1919. —The Branch assisted to fight the Influenza Epidemic demic and the Committee desires to thank those who lent beds, utensils, etc., cooked food, did patrol work and made up pneumonia jackets, etc. It is to be hoped the Junior Circle will carry on the yfork if the occasion arises, profiting ing by the experience of the senior Branch. The North Greenwich and Greenwich Point Sewing and Knitting circles did excellent service, each being supplied with materials from the depot. Various members of the Committee took charge of the departments, each doing a full share of duty. The Branch has completed 11,833 artitcles and collected £2,303 during - its five years of existence. A room in “Graythwaite” Convalescent Home has been furnished at the cost of £75, and bears a brass plate, attached to the door, inscribed “Furnished by the Greenwich wich Red Cross Society.” The Committee thanks the Workers, Subscribers, and all those who did so much to make the work a success during ing the five years, and would thank each one individually if space permitted. The confidence of the subscribers has been fully appreciated. The President wishes to thank the office-bearers and committee for the loyal assistance in conducting the business ness of the Society. The harmony which existed amongst t;he members did much to alleviate the strain, which was felt towards the end of 1918. For the relatives of the members who have “passed over” the deepest sympathy is felt, and may those whose dear ones are lying in a foreign grave be given courage to say:— Yet the thought comes thrilling through all my pain! how worthier could he die? Yea, a loss like that is a glorious gain and pitiful proud am I. For Peace must be bought with blood and tears and the boys of our hearts must pay, And so in our joy of the after years, let us bless them every day.” —Robert Service. ISABELLE WALLACE-TURNER 25th September, 1919. President. Shipping Newspapers, Ltd., 16 Bond-street, Sydney.
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