Historical information

A typed copy of a speech by Legatee Brian Armstrong delivered as the Savige Memorial Oration at the Federal Conference of Legacy Clubs in Canberra on 22 October 1954.
It is an account of Savige's life, his war service and his role in Legacy. Legatee Armstrong was a good friend of Savige. The moving address described General Savige's life and service career, and how he formed Legacy in 1923 at the suggestion of his former Commander, Major General Sir John Gellibrand.
He said at the time of his death the late General had been a member of Legacy for 30 years, and had been chosen to represent Legacy at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth. Following the Second World War he held many important posts, one of the most notable being Co-ordinator of Demobilisation. Legatee Armstrong told the conference that if a memorial to the founder of Legacy was required, they only had to look around themselves.
This is a photocopy on flimsy brown paper, two other copies are in the archive.


A record of the life and service of Legatee Stan Savige.

Physical description

Brown quarto paper with black type x 11 pages of a speech about Legatee Savige.

Inscriptions & markings

Typed on top of first page 'Sir Stanley George Savige KBE. Copy of Commemorative address by Legatee Brian Armstrong - Federal Conference of Legacy Clubs, Canberra, October 1954.'