November 21, 2013  |  Members Statement

Members Statement: Alexander Topp memorial plaque

Mr CARROLL — On Saturday, 19 October, I had the pleasure of attending the plaque unveiling at the cenotaph, Queen’s Park, Moonee Ponds, in memory of Alexander Charles ‘Toppy’ Topp, OAM, past president of both the Essendon and Keilor East RSL sub‑branches as well as a committed member of the Australian Labor Party and active volunteer for the party. I wish to put on record my thanks and appreciation to the Victorian president of the RSL, Major General David McLachlan, AO; Essendon RSL president John Griffiths and secretary Ange Kenos for marking and ensuring Alex Topp’s memory and more than 60 years of RSL and community service were officially recognised, as well as providing a place for future generations of the Topp family to observe and reflect.

Hansard, Wednesday 13 November, 2013