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Armytage, Ada Elizabeth (1858–1939)

Ada Armytage, by Jack Cato, n.d.

Ada Armytage, by Jack Cato, n.d.

from University of Melbourne Archives, UMA/I/2834

The sudden death on Sunday of Miss Ada Elizabeth Armytage, of Beaconsfield, has deprived many young people, as well as returned soldiers and their dependants, of a warm friend.

Miss Armytage worked for the soldiers first by selling a small Belgian flag during the Great War, and button and flag days followed so closely that she may be said to have originated these here.

Besides working for the Red Cross and the Comforts Fund, Miss Armytage was greatly interested in the Boy Scout movement. She was responsible for the building of the Scout hall at Berwick and the 1st Dandenong Scouts' Company was called, in her honour, "Armytage's Own." During the Great World Jamboree of 1935, Holm Park, Miss Armytage's home at Beaconsfield, was the scene of the camp, and she entertained Scouts of 29 different nationalities.

Miss Armytage's remains were cremated at Springvale.

Arrangements were made by A. A. Sleight Pty Ltd, St. Kilda road, Melbourne.

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