Florence Barton

How Died:Died at Sea
Incident Date:17/09/1940
Incident Address.S.S. City of Benares
Died Address:S.S. City of Benares
Cemetery or Memorial:The Atlantic
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
CWGC - Daughter of Mr. A. H. Barton of 2 Nelstrop
Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheshire.

Not strictly a Blitz Victim, but she was a G.M.
Civilian.   Her death caused by a German torpedo
in place of a German H.E. bomb.

The "City of Benares" was an 11,000 ton passenger
ship that was in Convoy OB-213 that left Liverpool
on the 13th
September 1940 bound for Canada.  On board were 90
children, from the CORB (Children's Overseas
Reception Board), otherwise known as the
Cor-Blimey's).  She was torpedoed by U-48 and
sunk.  In all, 260 of the 407 on board perished.

The S & J Watts Memorial is in the entrance to the
Britannia Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester.
Stockport (Stockport MBC)
Memorials found on:
S. & J. Watts Ltd
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