Vera Deakin White

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Vera Deakin White OBE (25 December 1891 – 9 August 1978) was an Australian humanitarian known for her long involvement with the Australian Red Cross. In 1915, aged 23, she established the Australian Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau to assist the families of soldiers. The bureau, initially based in Cairo and later in London, responded to thousands of requests for information during the First World War.

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Vera Deakin White

Deakin in 1918
Vera Deakin

(1891-12-25)25 December 1891
Died9 August 1978(1978-08-09) (aged 86)
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
EducationMelbourne Girls Grammar
Spouse(s)Sir Thomas White
(m. 1920; died 1957)
Parent(s)Alfred Deakin
Pattie Browne
RelativesIvy Brookes (sister)
Herbert Brookes (brother-in-law)