Joice Mary LOCH
Also known as: née NanKivell
Died: 8/10/1982Special Achievements:
Australia's most decorated woman. 1920s - Helped 150,000 refugees escape Turkish persecution. Saved the village of Ouranoupolis from starvation by revitalising its rug industry. Worked with refugees in Poland, Greece and Romania after World War I and World War II.Additional Information:
Awarded medals by the President of Poland for humanitarian work.
During World War II, Loch was awarded another two medals by the Governments of Romania and Poland for saving a thousand Polish and Jewish children from the Nazis by leading a daring escape known as Operation Pied Piper from Romania where they were running a refugee centre for Poles who had escaped from the Nazis and the Russian invasion.
Honours bestowed on her by Greece and Serbia.
1972 - Member of the Order of the British Empire for "international relations.”