Vera Deakin, OBE

Date of birth  1891-12-25  South Yarra, VIC. 
Other  1913  Travelled with her aunt as chaperone to Berlin and Budapest where she was a student at the Singing School and Conservatorium of Music. 
Other  1915-10-20  Arrived at Port Said, Cairo with Winifred Johnson and set up, organised and administered the Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau of the Australian Red Cross Society. 
Other  1916  When Australian troops were sent to the Western Front, Deakin and Johnson transferred the Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau to London. 
Date of honour or award  1918-03-15  Appointed Officer of the British Empire for her work with the Red Cross during the First World War. 
Date of honour or award  1918-03-15  Officer of the Order of the Birtish Empire (OBE). 
Other  1930  Member of the Limbless Soldiers Melba Welfare Trust. 
  1931 - 1939  Member of the Board of Management of the Children's Hospital and President of the Auxiliaries. 
Other  1935  Became Trustee of the Sir Samuel McCaughey Bequest for the education of the children of deceased or incapacitated soldiers. 
Other  1935 - 1950  Founder and President of the of The Anzac Fellowship of the Women of Victoria. 
  1939 - 1946  Was a Divisional Commandant and Honorary Director of the Inquiry Bureau, as well as the Prisoner of War Department and Message Service to Occupied Europe. 
Other  1945  Became a life member of the Red Cross. 
Other  1949  Became a life governor of the Childern's Hospital. 
Other  1961 - 1965  Presided over the Victorian Society for Crippled Children and Adults. 
Date of death  1978-08-09  South Yarra, VIC.