Iris Crooke

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Helen Iris Crooke MBE (14 December 1895 – 23 February 1985) was a New Zealand nurse and voluntary aid administrator. She was born in Lawrence, New Zealand, on 14 December 1895, and attended Nga Tawa Diocesan School from 1910 to 1913.[1]

In the 1946 New Year Honours, Crooke was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, in recognition of her service as head of the Red Cross Voluntary Aid Division.[2]


  1. ^ Rodgers, Jan. "Helen Iris Crooke". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "No. 37410". The London Gazette (4th supplement). 1 January 1946. p. 161.