- 11 October 1916
- 13 February 2004
- Social worker
- Alternative Names
- Hoban, Virginia (maiden name, 11 October 1916 - 1949)
Gia to some and Ginny to others,Virginia Leigh served in the Australian Red Cross Field Force from World War II to 1974. She was awarded the Australian Red Cross Society Distinguished Service Medal in 1968. For many years Leigh was honorary secretary with the Victorian Council of Social Service. She was awarded an honorary life membership in 1969. Leigh joined the Hanover Centre committee of management, and became one of the first directors of Hanover welfare services company from 1972-73.