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Bettine Deuchar (1916–1940)

Major Derek Deuchar, of Northumberland (Eng), and his wife, who was formerly Miss Bettine Fisken, of Melbourne, were killed in one of the earlier air raids while motoring in Scotland.

They leave a daughter, Deirdre, who was five months old at the time of her parents' deaths. She will remain in England with Major Deuchar's family. As both Major Deuchar and his wife were "only" children, this little girl is the sole survivor of two families.

Mrs. Deuchar, whose marriage took place in England on April 9, 1938, was the daughter of the late Mr. Cecil H. Fisken, solicitor, of Melbourne, and of Mrs. Fisken, who is at present in Sydney.

Mr. Fisken's father, the late Archibald Fisken, of Ballarat, was a well-known business man, who conducted the stock and station agency that bore his name.

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'Deuchar, Bettine (1916–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Fisken, Bettine

18 August, 1916
East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


23 June, 1940 (aged 23)
Northumberland North First, Northumberland, England

Cause of Death

civilian war death