Tamworth and District

Ex-Servicewomen's Association

The inagural meeting of the Tamworth Ex-Servicewomen's Association was held at the Tamworth RSL Club on Tuesday 22nd September 1987. This meeting resulted from a small group of ex-service friends enjoying a lunch at the Longyard Hotel in early September 1987. The following ladies were nominated, seconded and accepted for the position of:

President - Mrs. Edna McNight (ex A.W.A.S) Secretary - Mrs. Kay Watt - (ex-W.A.A.A.F)

Treasurer - Mrs. Jean Voysey - (ex-A.W.A.S) Publicity - Mrs. Daph Caine (ex-A.W.A.S)

Thirty one ladies expressed an interest in joining the association and twenty six members paid their $2.00 annual subscription on the day.

The passing years have seen a great many returned and ex-service men and women from the war years pass away, or become aged or inffirm, and their numbers in the Returned and Services League have consequently diminished. Likewise, the active membership of the Tamworth Ex-Servicewomen's Association has also diminished and younger ex-servicewomen find themselves unable to find the time to participate.

At the Annual General Meeting held on the 9th September 2014, a motion was passed to change the Association to a 'social group' until further notice. Some of those that were active members at that time are seen below:

President

Jayne McCarthy

 

R.A.N.

Chief Petty Officer

Jayne McCarthy  

Secretary

Sandra Lambkin

Sandra Lambkin  

R.A.N.

Petty Officer

Sandra Lambkin

Treasurer

Louisa Greenhouse

(nee Amaral)

Louise Greenhouse  

W.R.A.A.F.

Corporal

W24553
Louisa Greenhouse

Cindy Burnett

 

    Cindy Burnett

Daphne Caine

(nee Bailey)

Daph Caine  

A.W.A.S.

NF410566

Daph Caine

Grace Cuzens

(nee Salmon)

Grace Cuzens  

W.A.A.A.F.

105841

Betty Horsburgh

Elizabeth Gill

 

Elizabeth Gill

Betty Horsburgh

(nee Hartigan)

Betty Horsburgh  

W.R.A.N.

WR2116

Betty Horsburgh

Anne Lane

(nee Hirons)

Anne Lane  

 

P.M.R.A.F.N.S.

J2841400

 

Anne Lane

(The late) Ailsa Livingstone

(nee Jarmon)

Ailsa Livingstone  

A.W.A.S.

Ailsa Livingstone

(The late) Elaine Moore

(nee Eckley)

Elaine Moore  

 

A.A.M.W.S.

NF482996

 

Elaine Moore

Jean Newberry

(nee Cox)

Jean Newberry  

 

A.W.A.S.

VF397897

 

Jean Newberry

Valda Smith

(nee Badkin)

Valda Smith  

W.A.A.A.F.

93300

 

Agnes Richardson

(nee Jefferson)

Agnes Richardson  

W.A.A.A.F

1942-1945

Agnes Richardson

 

"Lest We Forget"