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  1. Oliver also let me know that:

    “The Morning Bulletin Rockhampton, p4 9/1/41 reports that Mary Cornish and Ronald Cooper received an MBE for their actions on the sinking of the City of Benares (but the OBE website does not show their names), and the Illustrated London News for 1941 noted that ‘ Edward Colin Ryder Richardson Aged Eleven received Commendation for Bravery When ” City of Benares ” was Torpedoed ‘ 17 Sept 1940. But much more poignant are the photographs from the Illustrated London News for 28 September 1940 at the address below, including a last-note by one of the children”:

    http://www.iln.org.uk/iln_years/year/1940benares.htm

    Thanks so much Oliver. Such important material. Thank you!


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