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United services home Drysdale.

From the Collection of Lara RSL Sub Branch McClelland Ave Lara Victoria

Object Registration
964
Keywords
crimea war, lara r.s.l. drysdale cemetary, united services home.
Historical information
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.
Significance
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.
Last updated
12 Dec 2019 at 2:58PM