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Swindells, Gertrude Rosina (1891 - 1973)

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Born
19 November 1891
Died
26 April 1973
Occupation
Typist and Supervisor

Summary

Gertrude Swindells was awarded the Imperial Service Medal in recognition of her work as Supervisor in the Taxation Department, 19 November 1954. In February 1911 she was appointed Typist in the Land Tax Branch, Victoria and transferred to the Administrative staff in 1921. During the Second World War she performed clerical duties. From 1951 until her retirement in 1953 she undertook the duties of Supervisor (Female) in the Staff Section of the Central Taxation Office, Melbourne. 'Miss Swindells has been a very competent and conscientious officer, having a particularly good influence on the female staff of the Department. Through her special efforts very urgent work was completed always according to programme. Throughout her career she demonstrated marked co-operation with the Executive and received special commendations in 1930 and 1941 for excellent services rendered.'

Sources used to compile this entry: Honours and Awards - Imperial Service Medals - Date of Award: 19 November 1954, 1 January 1945 - 31 December 1982, 5/2/2; National Archives of Australia, National Office.

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National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Honours and Awards - Imperial Service Medals - Date of Award: 19 November 1954, 1 January 1945 - 31 December 1982, 5/2/2; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

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