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Tuesday 27 October, 2015
Source: RSL Care SA
On Thursday 29th October the new Interactive Garden in the Memory Support Unit of the RSL Villas was officially opened.
In memory of their late father Chief Petty Officer Harry Knight DSM, and mother RAN Nurse Lynda, the Knight family have generously contributed substantial monies for the interactive garden to be developed for the benefit of all RSL Villa residents.
The garden has paved areas for ease of access, along with a shade sail for protection, water features, table and chairs and a number of specially selected plants to enhance the experience for people requiring memory support.
The Knight wing of the RSL Villas was named after the late Harry Knight DSM. Harry was a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy and served on HMAS Perth when she was sunk on 1 March 1942. Harry survived the sinking, but became a prisoner of war for 2 ½ years in Java, Thailand and Japan. In 1946, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his gallantry and devotion to duty against Japanese forces.
The official opening was attended by members of the Knight family, VIP guests, members of the local, Defence and veteran communities.