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Biographical entry Meares, Mary Emma Goldsmith (1889 - 1964)

MBE

Born
29 August 1889
Yule Station, Western Australia, Australia
Died
23 June 1964
West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Welfare worker

Summary

Mary Meares was a welfare worker in Western Australia. In 1914 she joined the Western Australian division of the British Red Cross Society and served in Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs). She later became Commandant of the No. 507 VAD and Assistant State Controller of the VADs. Meares served overseas as a welfare worker with the British Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and the British Army. Other roles undertaken by Meares included Director of the Red Cross Hospital Visiting Committee, Honorary Secretary of the Soldiers' Welcome Committee and Assistant Secretary to the Maimed and Limbless Soldiers' Association.

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Events

1921
Award - Certificate of Merit received from the Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' (and Airmen's) Imperial League
1935
Award - King George V Silver Jubilee Medal received
1935
Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
1937
Award - King George VI Coronation Medal received

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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See also

  • Alexander, John A. (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1944, vol. 12, The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944, 906 pp. Details

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