Australian Red Cross

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Australian Red Cross

COOKE, Henry Frank (1900 - 1973), Chairman, Western Australian Division, Australian Red Cross, since 1961

MILLER, Edward (1848 - 1932), late Treasurer Australian Branch, British Red Cross Society

DOWNES, Rupert Major (1885 - 1945), AAMC; DMS to Australian Army; recently Chairman of Australian Red Cross Society; Commissioner St John Ambulance Brigade

O’CONNOR, Anthony (1917 - 2004), Director, Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, Western Australia, 1981–84 (Deputy Director, 1975–81)

MULLINS, George Lane (1862 - 1918), Australian Army Medical Corps; Officer Commanding No 4 Australian General Hospital; Hon. Organising Secretary, Red Cross Society, New South Wales Division; Red Cross Director, New South Wales; Hon. Consulting Physician, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney; Hon. Director, Department of Special Therapeutics, Sydney Hospital, etc

SHEARER, Bruce (1888 - 1971), Chairman, James Campbell & Sons Pty Ltd and Carricks Ltd 1942–49; Chairman, Queensland Division, Australian Red Cross Society, 1959–66

JOSE, Ivan Bede (1893 - 1969), Hon. Cons. Surgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1950; Member Medical Board of South Australia, 1963–67; President, Australian Post-Graduate Federation of Medicine, 1957–60 and 1965–66 (Governor, 1962); Member of Council, University of Adelaide, 1953–65; Chairman, South Australian Division, Australian Red Cross, 1964 (Member Executive, 1942)

BROOKMAN, George (1853 - 1927), JP; late Chairman Repatriation Department for South Australia; Member of War Council of South Australia during the War; Chairman War Savings’ Council during the War; Member of Royal Red Cross Society, South Australian Division; one of the Founders and Deputy-Chairman of the South Australian Soldiers’ Fund; elected twice as Member of the Legislative Council

ALLEN, Harry Brookes (1854 - 1926), Professor of Pathology, 1906–24, and Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne; Pathologist Melbourne Hospital; Chairman, Executive and Finance Committee, Australian Red Cross Society (BRCS)

MARKS, Ernest Samuel (1872 - 1947), JP; Alderman City of Sydney and Chairman of its Health and Recreation Committee; Chairman, British Empire Games Committee (Australian Division); President Noise Abatement League of NS Wales; Chairman United Charities of New South Wales; Deputy Chairman of Australian Red Cross (NSW Division); Chairman, NSW Rugby Football Union

BURSTON, Samuel (Roy) (1888 - 1960), RAAMC Retired; Hon. Medical Adviser, National HQ Australian Red Cross Society since 1952; Consulting Physician Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1947; Receiver-General, Priory of St John in Australian Commonwealth; Pres. Senior Golfers’ Association of Victoria, 1952; Chairman of Moonee Valley Racing Club, Victoria, 1952

NEWMAN-MORRIS, John (1879 - 1957), Receiver-General, Priory of St John in Australia; Cons. Surgeon, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne; National Council Australian Red Cross Society; Pres. Medical Board of Victoria; Member of Council of Australian Flying Doctor Service (1st President, 1936–38); of Council of the University of Melbourne; of Executive of the Lord Mayor’s Fund; President, Old People’s Welfare Council; Vice-Pres. Victorian Soc. for Crippled Children; President Medical Defence Assoc.; Chm. Brit. Med. Ince. Co.; Chm. Automobile Fire & Gen. Insce. Co.; Trustee Med. Soc. of Victoria; Council of British Medical Association (Chairman for 17 years); Vice-Pres., Royal Empire Society (Pres. Victorian Branch)

Johnston, George Lawson (1873 - 1943), JP; Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire since 1936; High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, 1924; Member of the Post Office Advisory Council since 1922; Member of Council London Chamber of Commerce; an Hon. Secretary King Edward’s Hospital Fund for London; Chairman Revenue Committee King Edward’s Hospital Fund for London and Member of Committee since 1901; Hon. Secretary, Thankoffering for the King’s Recovery, 1929; Hon. Treasurer Royal Northern Hospital, 1909–23; Chairman, Ministry of Information’s Advisory Committee on the Appointment of Advertising Agents; Chairman, Executive Committee Hospitals of London Combined Appeal, 1922; Chairman, British Charities Association; Treasurer County of London Red Cross; Chairman of British National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce; Chairman, Committee on Nutrition, Ministry of Health; Chairman of Oakley Hunt Committee; Director of Daily Express from its foundation till 1917; Chairman Bovril, Ltd; Director Australian Mercantile, Land and Finance, Ltd; Lloyds Bank; Vice-Chairman Ashanti Goldfields Corporation; Vice-President British and Foreign Bible Society; moved the Hospital Payment Amendment to Third Party Risks section of Traffic Act, House of Lords, Dec. 1929 and 1933; introduced Voluntary Hospitals (Paying Patients) Bill, 1935; also reintroduced when it became law, 1936


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Was established on 13 August 1914, one week after the outbreak of war. It quickly became the main aid society, with over 100,000 members, of whom 80 per cent were ...

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