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Alfred Deakin Brookes

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Alfred Deakin Brookes (11 April 1920 – 19 June 2005) was the first head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the intelligence agency of the Australian government that collects foreign intelligence. He was appointed in 1952 by Robert Menzies the prime minister at that time. Early life Brookes was the youngest son of Ivy (née Deakin) and Herbert Brookes. His father was a prominent businessman and philanthropist, while his mother was the daughter of Alfred Deakin, the second Prime Minister of Australia. He had two older siblings, Jessie and Wilfred. Between 1929 and 1930 he lived with his family in Washington as his father was the Commissioner-General to the United States. Military and intelligence career During the Second World War, Brookes enlisted in the Second Australian Imperial Force in Melbourne and was allocated the service number VX112158. He was a lieutenant in the Australian Army, and worked at the Allied Intelligence Bureau in
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