Yarrawonga-Mulwala RSL President from 1960 to 1992, the late Horrie Prescott MBE would have been impressed with, and proud of, the sub-branch achieving its huge, 100 year anniversary according to his widow, Olive.
“He’d be a big part of it. He was very dedicated to the cause, 33 years as president,” she said.
Olive, 92, said Horrie cared for his fellow servicemen. “If there was a social function, he’d make sure they got home.
“The RSL meant a lot to him. He lived it and loved the friendships, the comradeship.”
The highly respected and popular Horrie who fought overseas in New Guinea in World War 11 was a simple man, Olive said, “very sincere, loved helping people and worked hard for the community”.
“He was on 17 committees at one stage,” she said. “We have ‘Horrie’s Hall of Fame’ at home!”
A pipe band will form part of the initial entertainment at next Wednesday’s 100 years anniversary dinner.
“My brother Max (Williams) was a drum manager with the Wangaratta Pipe Band,” Olive explained.
“Horrie suggested it to the committee that we have a pipe band. The committee agreed and the pipe band involvement has existed ever since.”