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Clinton John Dawkins

Born, Mandalay, Feb 14th 1915; died, Banbury, Dec 8th 2010

                                     O, my beloved father

He taught me to think like a scientist and he introduced me to Darwin. I followed him into biology at Oxford, and his influence on me was lifelong although I lacked both his knowledge of natural history and his technical ingenuity. Now I lack him.

    Come you back, you British soldier, come you back to Mandalay!
                               Come you back to Mandalay,
                                 Where the old Flotilla lay:
    Can’t you ‘ear their paddles chunkin’ from Rangoon to Mandalay?
                                 On the road to Mandalay                                           
                                
Where the flyin’-fishes play,

      An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay!

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