War Veterans Home, Crimea St, Drysdale, VIC, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 38° 10.609 E 144° 33.619
55H E 286302 N 5771753
Quick Description: A former home for returned soldiers
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 3/14/2021 3:14:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM13YM8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
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Long Description:
The single storey brick home has a central entrance tower and encircling timber verandah and was designed to accommodate destitute war veterans of the British forces in Victoria.
In 1891 the United Services Home for ex soldiers and sailors of the Empire was opened in Drysdale with an initial eight residents. The oldest was said to had served at Waterloo (1815) whilst many others served in the Crimea 1853-56. The home closed in 1922 and is now a private residence.
It is one of only a few private residences with a cannon in the drive-way
List: Register of the National Estate

Place ID: 3637

Place File No: 2/01/072/0003

URL database reference: [Web Link]



Year built: 1891

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