United services home Drysdale.
From the Collection of Lara RSL Sub Branch McClelland Ave Lara Victoria
- crimea war, lara r.s.l. drysdale cemetary, united services home.
- Major-General TULLOCH opened the United Service Home at Drysdale on Wednesday 2 July 1891. When he arrived in Victoria as commander of the Victorian military forces in 1890, he was appalled to discover that a number of old soldiers and sailors of the Imperial forces were homeless and destitute in Melbourne.
- Funds were raised to build the Home which was to be used for two classes of pensioners: those requiring a little financial assistance [sustenance] and those requiring somewhere to live.
- 12 Dec 2019 at 2:58PM