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Amelia, Mrs. Matty

British (1801-present, Kingdom)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Head of Works Night Canteen, Birmingham
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1941
"Mrs. Matty was in charge of a Works Canteen when a heavy raid was in progress. She was the only woman that night on the factory site. Incendiaries had started several fires and there were a number of minor injuries. Mrs. Matty proceeded, in a cool and' efficient manner, to help in the first aid work. She was in the canteen when an H.E. bomb fell which caused considerable damage. A number of men were injured and Mrs. Matty, although herself badly shaken, immediately went to their assistance. Her cheerfulness and courage were in evidence throughout the night until the raid finished, and were important factors in maintaining morale."
British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)