SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Edith Badham Memorial Chapel, The Old Girls' Memorial, 2 Plaques

Description: 

In the School’s Chapel there is an oak panel with plaques that commemorate old girls and students of SCEGGS Darlinghurst. Two of these plaques commemorate old girls associated with World War 1 service.

The first plaque commemorates the death of Winifred Starling killed in enemy action during World War 1. 

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 World War 1.

 

Inscription: 

Winifred Starling's plaque:

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.

Mrs Lilian Sargood's (formerly Mrs Antill and née Christian) plaque:

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.

 

War: 

World War I
 
Winifred Starling's memorialLilian Sargood's memorial (Mrs Antill)The Old Girls' Memorial in the Edith Badham Memorial Chapel
 

Recorded By: 

Anna-Sophia Carter Omoe & Millicent McEvoy
 

Established: 

The Chapel was built in 1926.
 

Location / Surrounding Area: 

Darlinghurst
 

Address Data: 

215 Forbes St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
 
 

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Veterans Listed

Rank FirstName LastNamesort descending Conflict 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 British Army Medical Services Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot and Sutton Veny Hospital. view