Dorcas Meadowes (d. 1981) was a member of the Order of the Phoenix during the First Wizarding War. Before the end of the war, she was murdered by Lord Voldemort himself.
First Wizarding War
First Wizarding War, Dorcas became a member of the Order of the Phoenix, an organisation led and founded by Albus Dumbledore, in order to oppose Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters.
That’s Dorcas Meadowes, Voldemort killed her personally..." —Alastor Moody
Dorcas was killed by
Lord Voldemort sometime in the second half of 1981, along with many members of the Order.
1995, Mad-Eye Moody showed Harry Potter a group photo of the first Order of the Phoenix that included Dorcas.
The name "Dorcas" is derived from Greek δορκας (dorkas) meaning "gazelle".
Notes and references
↑ Dorcas appeared in a photograph with
Marlene McKinnon that was taken two weeks prior to Marlene's death (possibly October). This indicates Dorcas was alive in 1981 and must have been killed sometime between then and Voldemort's fall (31 October, 1981).