The passenger ship the 'City of Benares', carrying 90 children evacuated to Canada from Liverpool, was torpedoed by U-boat, U-48 on 13 September 1940. Only 13 children survived.
Patrick O'Flaherty arrived in Australia in 1947 thinking he was a war orphan and not knowing that his mother was alive in England. Read Patrick's contribution to 'Where's the fair go? The decline of equity in Australia', for more on his life in Australia, his shaky reunion with his mother and reconnecting with his family in Wales and Ireland.