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' ' No greater duty or responsibility rests on Englishmen and Englishwomen than
the care of the -wives and families of their Soldiers and Sailors, who have
made England the greatest nation in the world." — J. G.
His Majesty the King
Her Majesty the Queen.
President of the Council.
Her Majesty Queen Alexandra.
H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught, K.G.
The Duke of Devonshire, K.G., G.C.V.O.
Colonel Sir James Gildea, K.C.V.O., C.B.
Chairman of the Executive Committee and Treasurer.
Colonel Sir James Gildea, K.C.V.O., C.B.
Captain G. E. Wickham Legg, M.V.O., late South Staffordshire Regiment.
The following are the objects of the Association: —
1st. To help the Wives and Families of Soldiers and Sailors
(chiefly those serving) to help themselves by finding work or employ-
ment, giving temporary assistance from its Funds under special
ciscumstances and defined Limits.
2nd. The Officer'* Branch (instituted 1886), including the Royal
Homes for Officers' Widows and Daughters (instituted 1899).
(a) To provide unfurnished Apartments, rent free, subject
to certain limitations as to age and income, for the Widows
and unmarried Daughters of Officers of both Services, who
have a small but sufficient income for maintenance", but who
cannot afford to pay rent and taxes.
(b) To temporarily aid with small grants, as funds will
admit, necessitous Officers' Widows; and to help Officers'
Children by obtaining their admission into schools.
3rd The Nursing Branch (instituted 1892), to supply qualified
District Nurses to attend the Wives and Families of Soldiers and
Sailors in large Garrison and Seaport towns in and out of Barracks, as
well as to give instruction in matters of Health and Hygiene.
4th. The Clothing Branch (instituted 1895), to supply suitable
Clothing (free) at home and abroad to the wives and children of Sol-
diers and Sailors.
All information can be obtained from the Secretary, at the Head
Office, 23, Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, S.W.
Telegraphic Address -GILDEA, VIC, LONDON. Telephone- VICTORIA 396

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