George William Strachan Anderson

M, #18829, b. 1889, d. 19 Jul 1951
Note* William Edward Lowe. George William Strachan Anderson (1889-1951) was the Chief Commissioner of the Boy Scouts Association, Victoria from 1937 until his death on 19 July 1951. GWS Anderson’s scouting career began in 1926 when he started a Troop at Malvern. In 1928 GWS Anderson, together with 4 others purchased the Malvern District Camp at Officer. The name was changed in 1952 to honour the exceptional service given to the Scouts by GWS Anderson and the high esteem they held for him.
The GWS Anderson Scout Park entrance is marked by the WE Lowe Memorial Gates.1 
Birth*1889 Warragul, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*1916 Spouse: Millie Elsie Graeme Rogers. VIC, Australia, #M7785.2
Death*19 Jul 1951 Malvern East, VIC, Australia, #D7739/1951 (Age 62) [par George Watt ANDERSON & Mary Martin STRACHAN].3 
Death-Notice*20 Jul 1951 ANDERSON.—On July 19, at his home, Benwarra, 2 Paxton street, East Malvern, George William Strachan, beloved husband of Mille, and loved father of Lorna, Murray, and Shirley (Mrs. W. M. McCowan).
ANDERSON.—On July 19 at 2 Futon street, East Malvern, George loved brother of Eveline, brother-in-law of Stan, uncle of Bruce (Sydney), Jack (London).
ANDERSON.—On July 19 George, loved brother of Beatrice, Annie, (Mrs D McDonald), and Eveline
(Mrs S Shaw).
ANDERSON.—The Funeral of the late GEORGE WILLIAM STRACHAN ANDERSON will leave the Ewing Memorial Prebyterian Church, Burke road, East Malvern, THIS DAY (Friday), after a service commencing at 2.15 pm for the Springvale Crematorium.
ANDERSON.—Baden Powell Lodge No 488 A F and AM - Worshipful Brethren and Brethren of the Lodge and members of the Craft are respectfully requested to be present at the Ewing Memorial Church Malvern at 2.15 p.m. THIS DAY to pay tribute to the late esteemed Wor. Bro. GEORGE WILLIAM STRACHAN ANDERSON PSGD Funeral leaving at 2.45 p.m. to reach Springvale at 3.30.
J M & SANDELL I.P.M. F. R. WATSON Secretary.4 


    The Malvern Local Associations of the Girl Guides and Boy Scouts combined to hold a jolly dance in the Malvern Town Hall last Wednesday, June 3. This beautiful hall needs no decoration, so there was no attempt to drape walls or ceiling, but an additional decorative note was struck on the stage, which had been arranged with greenery and palms to represent a camp-fire scene.
    The successful arrangements were due to the energetic organising of the hon. secretaries, Mrs Milton Gray, who looked well in graceful black lace gown over which was worn a bridge coat, and Mr V. Doughty, with the aid of two committees. The Girl Guides' committee comprised Miss C. Brown, the District Commissioner, who was wearing a lace frock in a lovely burgundy shade; Mrs C. Dobbie, wearing black lace; Mrs D. H. McDonald, whose wine colored georgette frock had a prettily draped back; Mrs H. Ferlonger, who wore black, and Miss Fuller, who was in mauve taffetas dress. On the Boy Scouts' committee were Mr G. W. S. Anderson, the District Commissioner, Messrs W. E. Lowe, D. H. McDonald, P. A. Jacobs, J. Willox and E. Jones. The State secretary for Victoria, Mr F. Sanders, was also present. William Edward Lowe5


  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source,…
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "born Warragul."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 20 Jul 1951, p13
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 11 Jun 1931, p43
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