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In the School’s Chapel there is an oak panel with plaques commemorating old girls and students of SCEGGS Darlinghurst. Two of these plaques commemorate old girls associated with First World War service.
The first plaque commemorates the death of Winifred Starling killed in enemy action during First World War. The second plaque commemorates Lilian Sargood (Lilian Mary Antill (née Christian)) who made a significant contribution in organising the work of the Citizens' War Chest Fund (Comfort Funds) in NSW during the First World War.
The Chapel was built in 1926.
On active service.
In proud memory of Winifred Starling drowned in the Irish Sea when the S.S. Leinster was torpedoed on October 10th 1918. “Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards any one.” (Edith Cavell)
The gift of the Old Girls’ Union.
In loving memory of Lilian Mary Sargood, died 23rd May 1945.
C.B.E. and Military Bar, Croix de Guerre.
One of the first group of girls at Chatsworth. 1921 first Old Girl President of the Union and Ex Officio member of Council. Donor of the Lilian Sargood Bursary. “Their works do follow them” Rev XIV 13.
Presented by her school friends.
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|War Chest Executive Committee Member and Honorary Depot Superintendent||Lilian||Sargood||World War 1||Comfort Funds||Citizens' War Chest Fund||view|
|Sister||Winifred||Starling||World War 1||WO 399/7901||British Army Medical Services||Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve)||Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot and Sutton Veny Hospital.||view|
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