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Hervey Bay War Widow's Guild

Hervey Bay War Widows enjoying an outing together
Hervey Bay War Widows enjoying an outing together

In 1945 when her husband General Vasey was killed in a plane crash in Cairns, Lady Vasey together with friends went on to raise money for war widows, some who had children, and they called themselves the Ladies Guild.

Through Lady Vasey's efforts effects and with help from her late husband's friends and discussion with members of government the War Widows Guild of Australia

was founded and all widows of men killed or who died from injuries in war receive a special pension and a Gold Card. The Hervey Bay Sub-Branch of the guild was formed more than 30 over thirty years ago and a special day is held each year to recognise the great good that Lady Vasey did for War Widows.

This year a special bus trip to the Bird Sanctuary at Apple Tree Creek celebrated the anniversary of their founderLady Jessie Vasey. The Hervey Bay War Widows hold their Meetings are held 1st Monday of the month at the RSL at 10am. Call Val on 41281357 or email valeriaw1921@dodo.com.au. 

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