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Burial of a dog hero
Mail London Office
Rex, an 11 -year-old Al satian dog who won the Dickin Medal (the ani mal's VC) for saving air raid victims in London's wartime blitz, has died.
He was buried in the animal cemetery at Ilford. Essex, near the first cat to win the Dickin Medal. The cat was Simon, mascot of HMS Amethyst, which ran the gauntlet of Chinese guns on the Yangtse in 1949. Simon was severely wounded by a shell burst during the action and died a few weeks after Amethyst returned to England.