Relocated War Memorial, Nepean Highway, Frankston
(Photo: Jason Pietzner)
Old War Memorial before relocation, oppositen)
(Photo courtesy Frankston Library Local History
Merle Bowden is in the Peninsula Ex-Service-Women's Association, and talks
about the establishment of the Association.
One of the men up at the RSL said to a lady, he knew she was an ex-service lady,
why don't you all start up a club. So the word went round Frankston, and I was
their first Secretary, and their Membership Officer, so I raced around, and the
first year we got fifty-eight members, and the next year we got 118, and the
next year I think we got up to 140. And then one died on me. Which was very
thoughtless. Well I think it's thoughtless and I tell them all it's thoughtless.
Because I have to change my book you see. It's a very good club, an excellent
club. And we try to look after everyone.