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Melanie Louise de Vere

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Melanie Louise de Vere

Person  Female  Born 15/3/1971  Died 11/9/2001

Categories: Tragedy

Countries: USA

United Kingdom citizen who died in the terrorist attacks in America on 11 September 2001.

Melanie Louise de Vere was born on 15 March 1971 in Plymouth, Devon. She was the second of the three children of David C. de Vere and Margaret H. De Vere née Budd. Her brother, Frederick Simon C. de Vere, was born in 1968 and her sister, Ruth Helen de Vere, was born in 1973. Telephone directories list her father in 1971 at 31 Easterdown Close, Plymouth.

When she was 5 years old the family moved to Portsmouth, Hampshire, and telephone directories in 1976 show her father at 16 Sea Grove Avenue, Hayling Island. She attended Mengham Junior School, Hayling Island and went on to Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville, Hampshire. She studied dentistry at Highbury College, Portsmouth, before moving to London when she was aged 20 years. 

On 9 September 2001 she became an events manger for the Risk Waters Group and died two days later, aged 30 years, on 11 September 2001 when having breakfast with her colleagues in The Windows on the World Restaurant on the 106th Floor, North Tower, 1 World Trade Centre, Manhattan, New York, USA.

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