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982600
  • Title
    Scrapbook of news-cuttings relating to the appeal 'Our day', for the British Red Cross, November 1917
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8604/Box 1X
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    November 1917
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    982600
  • Physical Description
    0.02 metres of textual material (1 box) - typescript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    During the First World War the British Red Cross, operating as the Joint War Committee with the Order of St John, recruited and trained thousands of volunteers who served alongside professional staff mainly in the UK, but also overseas. These volunteers provided vital services to the sick and wounded, helping ease pressure on the medical and military services. The four main services provided by the Red Cross during the war were paid for by extensive fundraising, such as appeal days.

    Lady Cullen was a founding vice-president of the New South Wales division of the British Red Cross Society in 1914 and president in 1916-17 of the Australian Red Cross Society. She also served on various comfort funds.

    Reference:
    http://blogs.redcross.org.uk/volunteering/2011/09/downton-abbey-lady-sybil-red-cross-wwi/ (accessed 16 July 2012)
    http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/cullen-sir-william-portus-5838
  • Scope and Content
    Contains clippings from unidentified Australian newspapers regarding the 1917 appeal by the British Red Cross, 30 November 1917, to raise funds for wounded soldiers.
    The clippings are not dated. Inscribed in ink on the front cover is '"Our Day" Appeal for British Red Cross, 1917, Lady Helen C'. Also inscribed on the front cover, in pencil, is 'Newspaper Cuttings referring to Our Day Nov. 30 1917, British Red Cross'.
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