ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY BRONZE MEDALS CITATIONS
TAKEN FROM THE ANNUAL REPORT 1903

Compiled by Peter Helmore

M Wheatland added 1 September 2003

Abdulla, Rahim. Police Constable.    Case 32846
Bechar, Anup. Police Constable.

On the 15th September 1902, a youth, while bathing in the Herbadda River, Broach District, India, was swept out 50 yards into 20 feet of water. At great risk, Abdulla and Bechar swam out and managed to rescue him.

Ahern, Patrick.    Case 32642

On the 30th May 1903, Patrick Courtney, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the harbour at Queenstown, the depth being 8 fathoms with a strong tide. Ahern, at great risk, jumped in and got a line round him, by which he was pulled into a boat.

Amery, Alfred. Fireman.    Case 32661

On the 24th May 1903, a boat with three men on board was carried over the Town Weir in the Avon, at Bath. One man was drowned, the second managed to reach land, and Amery, at great risk, jumped in and rescued the third.

Anderson, Walter. Steward SS Queen of Aberdeen.    Case 32450

On the 20th December 1902, Catherine Williamson, in the darkness of the night walked over the end of the pier at Lerwick into 25 feet of water. Anderson, at great risk, plunged in and rescued her.

Barclay, Francis H. Constable Metropolitan Police.    Case 32618

On the 25th May 1903, Agnes Gibson, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Surrey Canal at Deptford. At great risk, Barclay jumped in and, after being dragged under water, managed to rescue her.

Barrett, George. Actor.    Case 32936

On the 15th July 1903, two ladies were in a boat which was run down by a launch on the Thames near Marlow. Barrett, at great risk, swam out from the bank and, with three other gentlemen (see    Case 32746), succeeded in saving them.

Barry, James F. J.P.    Case 32831

On the 20th August 1903, J.O’Connor, while bathing in 30 feet of water at Kilkee, Co. Clare, got into danger, the sea being rough and a gale blowing. At great risk, Barry went to his help and succeeded in saving him.

Beadle, R.G. 2nd Officer SS Daghestan.    Case 33043

On the 24th July 1903, the second engineer of the same vessel fell into the harbour at New York, the depth being 35 feet and the night dark. At great risk, Beadle jumped in and succeeded in saving him.

Bechar, Anup. Police Constable. See Abdulla,R.    Case 32846

Bellamy, Thos. Aged 13.    Case 32664

On the 19th June 1903, Charles Flude fell into the Regent’s Canal, Hoxton. Bellamy jumped in and, after being clutched, succeeded in rescuing him.

Bettinson, Albert. Errand Boy.    Case 32587

On the 27th May 1903, Sydney Cook, while bathing in the Nar at King’s Lynn, got into difficulty. Bettinson, at great risk, went in, but was clutched, and had difficulty in saving himself, Cook being drowned.

Blight, Richard. Ship Chandler.    Case 32816

On the 3rd August 1903, Charles Oke got into 12 feet of water while bathing at Trebarwith, Cornwall, there being a dangerous undertow. Blight, at great risk, swam out and was able to rescue him.

Booth, Fred. See Henstock, G.    Case 32635

Boreland, David.    Case 32733
Cowley, John.

On the 19th July 1903, a lady fell from the cliff at Laxey, Isle of Man, into the sea, 50 feet below, the depth being 30 feet and the sea rough. Boreland and Cowley, at great risk, climbed down the cliff and, plunging in, rescued her in an unconscious state.

Bortolini, Giovanni. Gondolier.    Case 32427

On the 30th October 1902, Miss C.T.W.Shanks was accidentally knocked overboard from a gondola on the Grand Union Canal, Venice. Bortolini, who is only a poor swimmer, plunged in and rescued her after going down twice.

Breeze, Walter.    Case 32525

On the 14th March 1903,a little boy fell into a culvert at Blaenavon, Mon., and was carried into the covered part, which is 600 yards long and 3 feet in diameter. At great personal risk, Breeze crawled into the culvert for 200 yards and succeeded in rescuing him, after which PC Green restored him to consciousness.

Certificate to PC Green.

Broadhurst, W.H. Engine Driver.    Case 32429

On the 2nd December 1902, Walter Band fell into a handhole at the Etherow Bleaching Company’s Works, Hollingworth, Cheshire. The hole was 3 feet wide, 9˝ feet deep, with 3 feet of boiling water at the bottom. At great risk, Broadhurst went down and although severely scolded was successful in rescuing Band.

Bromley, A. Lieut. HMS Good Hope.    Case 32512

On the 1st March 1903, a man of the RMA accidentally fell into the sea at Weymouth. Bromley at once jumped in, and was able to rescue him.

Brown, G.E.    Case 32946

On the 16th July 1903, Joseph Bond, although unable to swim, tried to dive across the canal lock at Eastwood, Notts, but came up in the middle, the depth being 15 feet. C.W.Wright went to his help, but was clutched. Brown then went in and saved Bond, while Wright got out by himself.

Testimonial on vellum to Wright.

Bryden, Amos W.B. Clerk.    Case 32959

On the 25th August 1903, two ladies, while bathing in the Solway at Powfoot, near Annan, were swept out 120 yards into 12 feet of water. Bryden, at great risk, swam out and supported them for 15 minutes, when they were got into a boat.

Bryne, John.    Case 32558

On the 11th March 1903, the mail boat with six persons on board was capsized off Aranmore, Co. Donegal. Four of the men held on to the boat, the other two drifting away. At great risk, Byrne, who was one of the four, went after the others and managed to get them back to the boat, whence after some 30 minutes they were picked up.

Burke, Phillip.    Case 32611

On the 8th May 1903, a boy fell from the quay into the sea at Queenstown, the depth being 18 feet with a strong current running. At great risk, Burke jumped in, and having caught him, both were got out with a rope.

Butler, Dennis. Private.    Case 32673

On the 27th October 1902, a trooper of the 4th Hussars became exhausted when swimming his horse at Madaveram, India, and got off only to take cramp in 30 feet of water, 100 yards from the bank. Butler went to his help, and, at great risk, kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Calnan, Patrick. Constable R.I.C.    Case 32475

On the 15th December 1902, a woman named Gallagher fell into the river at Glenealvy, Co. Mayo. The night was dark and the river in flood, running strong. At great risk, Calnan plunged in and was able to rescue her.

Calwell, A.McD. Captain 25th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry.    Case 32419

On the 30th March 1902, Trooper Currie, of the same battalion, while watering his horse in the Wilge River, Orange River Colony, was swept away by the current, the river being in high flood. Captain Calwell, at great risk, plunged in from the bank and effected his rescue.

Cater, Herbert. Shoemaker.    Case 32730

On the 12th July 1903, two youths, while bathing in the Wissey at Whitington, Norfolk, got into a dangerous hole 10 feet deep. Cater went in fully clothed and, at great risk, managed to save both lads.

Chand, Hamal. Sepoy.    Case 32714
Khan, Ziarat. Lance Naik.

On the 21st March 1903, Sepoy Gunga, 2nd Sikhs, was overcome by foul gas while cleaning out a well at Bera, Somaliland. Chand went to his rescue, but was also struck down unconscious. At great risk, Khan went down and succeeded in saving both men.

Chapman, F. Dock Pilot.    Case 32988

On the 26th September 1903, Sidney W.Daniel took a fit and fell into the dock at Bristol just as steamer was coming up. Chapman, at great risk, jumped in from the steamer and was able to rescue him.

Chesterton, Wm. Police Constable.    Case 32537

On the 23rd March 1903, a man who was under the influence of drink fell into an old marl pit at Church Easton, Staffs. Chesterton, at great risk, jumped in and succeeded in saving him.

Clark, H.N. Aged 68. Bronze Clasp & Pecuniary    Case 32942

On the 18th September 1903, a boy fell from the end of the South Parade Pier into the sea at Southsea, there being a strong tide with a depth of 25 feet. At great risk, Clark plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Clarke, Geo. A. See Watts, A.    Case 32557

Clarkson, William. Aged 14.    Case 32774

On the 10th August 1903, a boy named Giles fell from the groyne into the sea at St Leonards. The water was rough and 8 to 10 feet deep. Clarkson, at great risk, went in fully clothed and succeeded in saving him.

Clunie, John. Aged 12.    Case 32775

On the 31st July 1903, a boy named Pont was carried out a distance of 50 yards from shore into 8 feet of water in the Firth of Forth at Kirkcaldy, when he held on to the anchor rope of a boat. Seeing that he was becoming exhausted, Clunie, at great risk, swam out and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Cocks, F.A. See Norris, E.G.    Case 32746

Colville, John. Civil Engineer.    Case 33056

On the 24th September 1903, seven natives were in danger of drowning in the Palar River, Vellore, India, they being on an island 300 yards from the bank, over which the flood was rapidly rising. At great risk, Colville swam out, pushing a light boat, and, after four journeys, was successful in saving them.

Commander, Thomas. Tug-owner.    Cases 32920 & 32921

On the 16th July 1903, a boy fell into the river at Hull, there being 8 feet of water and a nasty current. Commander, at great risk, went in and rescued him

On the 2nd September 1903, W.Hearfield fell into the ferry-boat dock at Hull. Commander went in and was able to rescue him.

Cook, Robert.    Case 32838

On the 1st August 1903, a boy named Hayes fell into the Tay at Dundee, the depth being 11 feet. David Wilson went in and got hold of him, but became exhausted, when Cook jumped in and, after saving the lad, assisted Wilson to land.

Testimonial on parchment to Wilson.

Cormack, W.    Case 32809

On the 14th August 1903, G.C.Cormack was accidentally knocked overboard from a fishing-boat about 500 yards outside the harbour at Banff. His father, at great risk, jumped after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a small boat ten minutes after.

Cotter, John. Fisherman.    Case 32644

On the 12th June 1903, a boy fell into the Lee at Cork, the depth being 16 feet. Cotter, at great risk, jumped in, fully clothed, and succeeded in saving him.

Cowley, John. See Boreland, D.    Case 32733

Crow, Tom. Krooman. See Upsidedown, J.    Case 32502

Cullen, W.B. RNR HMS Calypso.    Case 32476

On the 25th November 1902, a boy named Earle fell from the wharf into the sea at St John’s, Newfoundland. It was very cold, a heavy sea running, and the depth 7 fathoms. At great risk, Cullen jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Dack, W.J.    Case 32872

On the 1st May 1903, the septic tanks at the sewage works at Sheringham exploded, injuring two men and throwing them into one of the tanks. Dack, at great risk, got them out, but one died shortly after.

Dallimore, Leonard. Labourer.    Case 32963

On the 24th September 1903, five men went down into the main sewer in Union Street Southwark, and were struck down by foul gas. The depth of the sewer was 16 feet. Dallimore, at great risk, went down with a rope and managed to rescue all the men.

Daly, Louis F.R. Accountant.    Case 32724

On the 28th June 1903, a child accidentally fell into the Lee at Cork, the depth being 15 feet with a fast tide running. Daly, at great risk, jumped in and managed to land her some distance lower down.

Davies, John. Mariner.    Case 32569

On the 2nd May 1903, Richard Jones, in going to his vessel, fell into the dock at Portmadoc. The night was very dark, and the depth 9 feet. Davies, at great risk, plunged in and searched for 10 minutes, but failed to find him.

Davies, Wm. Mariner.    Case 32751

On the 17th July 1903, T.E.Foulkes fell into the dock at Carnarvon, between a steamer and the quay wall, the depth being 14 feet. Davies, at great risk, jumped in and, having got a rope round him, both were pulled up.

Dinsmore, J. Constable R.I.C.    Case 33005

On the 5th October 1903, Patrick Quinn fell into the Foyle at Londonderry, the depth being 20 feet with a strong tide running. Dinsmore, at great risk, jumped in and supported him till a lifebuoy was got and they were pulled out.

Dixon, George. Schoolboy Aged 12.    Case 32913

On the 9th July 1903, Albert Auty fell into the canal at Leeds, the depth at the place being 12 feet. Dixon, at great risk, jumped in fully clothed and rescued him.

Donnison, Robert. Aged 14.    Case 32652

On the 7th June 1903, W.Damms fell into the Witham at Boston. The river is some 150 feet wide, with a depth of 15 feet. Donnison, who was on the opposite bank at once swam across and, having caught Damms, got him into a boat. The lad ran great risk, as his arm was weak from being recently fractured.

Donovan, W. Seaman.    Case 32638

On the 12th June 1903, a boy named Peckham fell into the Thames at Greenwich, there being a strong current and 12 to 14 feet deep. At great risk, Donovan jumped in and tried to save him, but failed.

Drysdale, W. Lieut. The Royal Scots.    Case 32426

On the 24th November 1902, Private J. Weaver, Connaught Rangers, while swimming his horse in the Mulla River, Poona, India, accidentally fell in and sank in the deep water 25 yards from the bank. Lieut. Drysdale swam out fully clothed, and at great risk dived several times, but failed to find him.

Ennor, W. Sergeant Metropolitan Police, Devonport Division.    Case 32987

On the 23rd September 1903, Charles Drew, in trying to pass from one boat to another, fell into the sea at Torpoint, Cornwall. This took place 70 yards out in 16 feet of water. At great risk, Ennor swam out and supported him till they were picked up.

Evans, John T. Police Constable.    Case 32940

On the 9th September 1903, three persons were in danger of drowning at Dolgelly, owing to the rivers overflowing their banks. Evans went to their assistance and, with considerable difficulty and risk, succeeded in saving them.

Findlay, John P. Petty Officer.    Case 32554

On the 21st November 1902, F Tunnicliffe, stoker, HMS Galatea, fell into the dock at Hull, the night being dark and very cold. At great risk, Findlay jumped in and supported him till a rope was got and they were drawn up.

Firth, Abraham.    Case 32702

On the 1st July 1903, a boy named North fell into a mill reservoir at Ossett, Yorkshire, and sank to the bottom in 9 feet of water. Firth was called from a field near, and running to the place he at once dived in and, finding the boy at the second attempt, succeeded in saving him.

Fox, Martin. Private East Lancashire Regiment.    Case 32670

On the 16th May 1903, John Wogan threw himself into the grand Canal, Dublin. The depth was 7 feet, with a quantity of weeds, and the time 2.30 a.m. Fox, at great risk, jumped in and after a struggle, got him near the bank, when Constable J.Kirby, Dublin Metropolitan Police, assisted in landing him.

Fullick, Edward. Lighterman. Bronze Clasp    Case 32456

On the 15th December 1902, a girl accidentally fell into the Thames at Kingston, there being a strong stream running and the weather very cold. Fullick, at great risk, jumped in from the tug and rescued her.

Glinn, Samuel. Quartermaster Coastguard Cruiser Frances.    Cases 32765 & 32766

On the 25th July 1903, a boy fell into 16 feet of water in the dock at Dover. Glinn jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

On the 4th August 1903, a man accidentally fell into the dock at Dover. Again Glinn jumped in and, at great risk, kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Glover, James.    Case 32722

On the 7th July 1903, Michel (sic) Bell, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself from the Queen’s Bridge into the Lagan at Belfast, there being a depth of some 20 feet. At great risk, Glover jumped after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat. Glover was accidentally killed a few days after the rescue.

Godden, Ernest.    Case 32424
Tong, John.
Harmer, Edwin.

On the 27th November 1902, at the Borstal Cement Works, Rochester.

See Silver Medal to G.Pett Acts of Gallantry Vol 11 Page 110.

Gordon, Robert. Police Constable.    Case 32760

On the 11th July 1903, a man named Ferguson fell into the harbour at Leith, there being 10 feet of water and the landing 30 yards away. Gordon, at great risk, jumped in and was able to rescue him.

Grace, Edward. Master Mariner. Bronze Clasp    Case 32898

On the 7th July 1903, a man named Lister fell into the canal lock at Naburn, Yorks, there being a depth of 17 feet of water. Grace ran from some distance and, at great risk, plunged in, but, after diving several times, was unable to find him.

Guild, James.    Case 32604

On the 2nd June 1903, Agnes Brodie, while fishing in a pond at Denny, Stirlingshire, fell into the water, which is 10 feet deep. At great risk, Guild dived in and rescued her in an unconscious state, from which George Skinner restored her.

Certificate to Skinner.

Hains, Harry W.    Case 32683

On the 13th April 1903, two men were bathing in the sea at East London, Cape Colony, and were unable to regain the shore. At great risk, Hains swam out and rescued them one at a time.

Harding, C.B. Constable Tyne Police.    Case 32926

On the 28th July 1903, a boy named Gadsby fell into the Tyne at South Shields, there being a depth of 23 feet and the water very foul. Harding, at great risk, jumped in and, having caught him, swam with him 30 yards to the landing.

Harding, F.W. Clerk.    Case 32745

On the 11th July 1903, J.Crossin, while bathing in 10 feet of water in the Ouse at St Neot’s, was seized with cramp. Harding, who has an almost useless arm, went in and, at great risk, saved him.

Harmer, Edwin. See Godden, E.    Case 32424

Harris, Herbert. Aged 13.    Case 33028

On the 29th October 1903, a little girl fell from the bridge into the River Perry at Ruyton Eleven Towns, Salop, and was being swept away by the stream, the river being in flood and 9 feet deep. At great risk, Harris plunged in and, having caught her, kept her up till help was given in landing them.

Harris, James M. Aged 14.    Case 32944

On the 28th July 1903, a boy, while fishing, fell into the sea at Kustendjie, Roumania, there being a depth of 10 feet of water. Harris, at great risk, went in and managed to save him.

Hatherley, W.H.    Case 32800

On the 15th July 1903, F.Richards got into difficulty while bathing in the sea at Devonport. At great risk, Hatherley swam out nearly 100 yards and kept him afloat till they were taken into a boat.

Henstock, George.    Case 32635
Booth, Fred.

On the 15th June 1903, at Staveley Coal and Iron Company, near Chesterfield.

See Silver Medal to J.Marshall Acts of Gallantry Vol 11 Page 111.

Hicks, L. Corporal Army Service Corps.    Case 32535

On the 4th December 1902, a lighter which was being towed in the Nile near Shellal struck on a rock and, the tow-rope parting, those on board were in great danger. Hicks swam out with a rope and, at great risk, secured the lighter, and all were saved.

Hicks, W.J. See Norris, E.G.    Case 32746

Hitchcox, E.J.    Case 32612

On the 26th May 1903, a man named Balme threw himself from the ferry boat into the Thames off Woolwich, the depth being 25 feet. At great risk, Hitchcox jumped after him, and, after a swim of 80 yards, caught him, both being afterwards picked up by a boat.

Hobbs, Charles J. Civil Engineer.    Case 32665

On the 7th June 1903, a boat was smashed against the New Weir on the Thames, at Penton Hook, and a woman who was on board was carried through the sluice, the depth being 10 feet. Hobbs, at great risk, jumped in and succeeded in saving her.

Holder, J.R.    Case 32743
Ormanroyd, J.

On the 9th July 1903, four youths, none of whom could swim, were bathing in a dam 60 feet deep at Stanningley, Yorks. There was an old raft in the water, and to this the youths were holding on when it gave way, leaving them struggling in the water. Holder and Ormanroyd went in and managed, at great risk, to save three of them, the fourth being drowned.

Holding, W.B. Ship’s Foreman.    Case 32909

On the 11th September 1903, Jas.Collins tripped over a rope and fell into the Alexandria Dock at Bootle, there being a depth of 26 feet. Holding jumped in and, at great risk, succeeded in saving him.

Holloway, Graham C. Chief Officer P&O SS Coromandel.    Case 33039

On the 10th July 1903, a Chinese coolie fell into the river at Shanghai, there being a very strong tide and the depth 28 feet. Holloway plunged in and kept him afloat till both were got out with a rope.

Holmes, Harry. Stevedore.    Case 32613

On the 28th May 1903, Gilbert Carson fell into the Clyde at the entrance to the Albert Harbour, Greenock, there being a depth of 25 feet with an ebb tide. Holmes, at great risk, jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Hone, Harold G. Telegraph Student.    Case 33004

On the 4th October 1903, C.E.Grenville, while bathing in the sea at Porthcurnow, Cornwall, got into difficulty and was being carried away by the tide. Hone, at great risk, swam out and rescued him in an unconscious state.

Hoskyns, H. Lieut. West African Frontier Force.    Case 32443
Sebi, Adjuma. Private West African Frontier Force.

On the 16th December 1902, a native gun carrier, while bathing in the sea at Bathurst, became exhausted and unable to land owing to the strong current then running. At great risk, Hoskyns and Sebi swam out and succeeded with much difficulty in effecting the rescue.

Hughes, F.    Case 32581

On the 16th May 1903, a boy named Colley fell into the Irwell at Radcliffe. Peter Settle went in to try and save him, but was drowned. At great risk, Hughes went in and rescued Colley in an unconscious state, from which Thomas Jones restored him.

Certificate to Jones and "In Memoriam" to relatives of Settle.

Hutchinson, G.T. Insurance Agent.    Case 32459

On the 18th January 1903, Frank Martin fell through the ice into 8 feet of water at Partney, Lincolnshire. Hutchinson went to his help and also fell through, but succeeded, at great risk to himself, in keeping Martin afloat and getting him to the side.

Huxley, John E. Police Constable.    Case 33058

On the 28th November 1903, a man tripped over a rope and fell into the Queen’s Dock at Hull, the night being very dark. At great risk, Huxley plunged in and, after a hard struggle, managed to save him.

Jewell, C.W.E. Aged 15.    Case 32565

On the 9th May 1903, two children, while at play, fell into the Avon at Bristol, the depth being 6 to 7 feet. At great risk, Jewell jumped in and rescued them one after the other.

Johnson, Thomas.    Case 32860

On the 14th August 1903, H.Charlton was struck down by foul gas in a well 18 feet deep at Burgh-le-Marsh, Lincolnshire. Jesse Baker, W.Broomfield, and J.T.Sivil tried to save him, but failed. Johnson then went down and got him out in an unconscious state, when Police Constable Goodson used means for his restoration.

Testimonials on vellum to Baker, Broomfield and Sivil; Certificate to Goodson

Johnston, Samual. Police Constable.    Case 32776

On the 21st July 1903, a man fell into the harbour at Stranraer, the night being dark and the depth 12 feet. Johnston, at great risk, jumped in and kept him afloat till they were taken into a boat.

Jonas, Geo. Aged 13.    Case 32663

On the 10th June 1903, Harry Lloyd fell into the Regent’s Canal, Hoxton. The canal here is 15 yards wide and 6 feet deep. Jonas, at great risk, jumped in and succeeded in saving him.

Jones, Edward. Boatman.    Case 33021

On the 1st September 1903, James Regan walked over the quay at Holyhead into the harbour 20 feet below, the night being very dark. At great risk, Jones went in and, with the help of a lifebuoy, succeeded in saving him.

Jones, John. AB HMS Bacchante.    Case 32548

On the 21st March 1903, A W Poplett, Petty Officer of the same ship, fell overboard into the Grand Harbour at Malta. Jones, at great risk, jumped after him, and with some difficulty got him to a boat.

Jones, W. Storekeeper.    Case 32801

On the 10th July 1903, Matthew Dunn fell overboard from the SS Celtic in the Mersey off Egremont. There was a strong tide running at the time. Jones, at great risk, jumped from the ship, but failed to reach Dunn, who was drowned.

Keith, Maurice S. Aged 11.    Case 32623

On the 10th June 1903, a little boy fell into the Tamar at Saltash, Cornwall. Keith plunged in and, at great risk, rescued him from 10 feet of water.

Kendall, Norman W. Second Engineer.    Case 32726

On the 2nd July 1903, a woman fell overboard from the G.E.R.steamer Suffolk, 300 yards from shore at Harwich. Kendall, at great risk jumped after her and kept her afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Khan, Ziarat. Lance Naik. See Chand, H.    Case 32714

Kingsley, Thomas. Dock Constable.    Case 32782

On the 31st July 1903, a youth named Francis fell into the Millwall Dock Lock, and the sluices being open, the place was like a whirlpool. Frank Holt, clerk, jumped in, but could not find him, and himself got into difficulty. Kingsley then went in and rescued Holt, but Francis was drowned.

Testimonial on vellum to Holt.

Lamb, William.    Case 32479
Macrae, John.
Marello, Joseph.

On the 31st January 1903, Drummer M’Leod, of the Cameron Highlanders, in an endeavour to recover his cap, jumped from the bridge into the Ness at Inverness. The river was in high flood, running strong, and he soon got into difficulty. At great risk, Lamb jumped in, but was unable to save him, and also got into danger. Macrae then went in and saved M’Leod, while Marello plunged in and rescued Lamb.

Latimer, R. Sergt. Seaforth Highlanders    Case 32498

On the 1st January 1903, 1903 Sergt. A.Morris, of the same regiment, in returning to camp at Pretoria, fell into a well 20 feet deep with 10 to 12 feet of water in it. Latimer, at great risk, jumped in and supported him till further help came and they were got out. Latimer was severely lacerated by some of the barbed wire in the well.

Lattimer, F.C. Coastguard.    Case 32622

On the 2nd June 1903, John E. Seymour accidentally slipped into the sea from East Pier at Howth. Lattimer, at great risk, jumped in and supported him for 10 minutes, when a rope was got and they were drawn up.

Leckie-Ewing, W.C. Lieut.    Case 32471

On the 8th May 1902, Corporal Black, of the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, when trying to cross the Orange River, Cape Colony, got into a hole and sank. The river was in flood, 10 to 15 feet deep, and very dangerous. At great risk, Leckie-Ewing plunged in and caught him, but, being twice dragged under, had to release his hold and Black was drowned.

Lewis, Harry E. Shoeing Smith.    Case 32792

On the 28th June 1903, E.Mordle, while bathing in the the Rother at Middlehurst, Sussex, got into a dangerous hole, 15 feet deep, and sank. Lewis went in and, at the seventh dive, got him up, but life was extinct.

Lin, Maung Shwe. Clerk.    Case 32822

On the 12th February 1903, Lieut. G.N.S.Keene and a native boatman were out duck shooting on a lake at Tilong, Burma, when their boat sank about 100 yards from the bank. The lake was very dangerous, being 6 to 10 feet deep and full of weeds. At great risk, Maung Shwe Lin swam out and, with much difficulty, managed to save both men.

Lindesay, V.E.H. Captain India Medical Service.    Case 32513

On the 28th July 1902, a rifleman of the 4th Gurkhas fell into the Peiho River, in China. The night was dark, with a strong tide and heavy rain. At great risk, Lindesay plunged in, and was able to rescue him.

Lucas, J.H. Shipwright.    Case 32961

On the 9th September 1903, Jas. Stevens fell from a coaldrop into the dock at Grimsby, the depth being 20 feet. At great risk, Lucas jumped in from a lighter and was able to rescue him.

Macrae, John. See Lamb, W.    Case 32479

Marello, Joseph. See Lamb, W.    Case 32479

Martin, Alfred. Steward SS St Ninian of Aberdeen.    Case 32503

On the 25th January 1903, owing to the darkness of the night, a woman walked over the pier-head at Lerwick into 25 feet of water. At great risk, Martin jumped in and succeeded in rescuing her.

Maskelyne, A.S. Schoolmaster.    Case 32888

On the 21st August 1903, two lads fell from a raft into a disused clay-pit at Tottenham, the depth of water being 35 feet. Maskelyne, from Romford, who was near at the time, went in twice and succeeded, at great risk, in saving both.

Matthews, James. Fisherman.    Case 32432

On the 4th January 1903, a Russian sailor slipped from the quay and fell into the harbour at Poole, Dorset. The night was dark with heavy rain, and a gale blowing. Matthews, aged 60, at great risk, plunged in and kept him afloat till further help came and they were got out in safety.

May, Charles J. Aged 10.    Case 32711

On the 17th July 1903, a boy named Burton fell into a pond in Bushey Park. The pond is walled and difficult to get out from. At great risk, May got down into the water and managed to rescue him.

McCormack, Peter. Carter.    Case 32917

On the 7thAugust 1903, John Russell tripped over a mooring hook and fell into the Liffey at Dublin. McCormack, at great risk, jumped in from a height of 22 feet and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Meers, John. Railway Clerk.    Case 32758

On the 22nd July 1903, Daniel Ryan, while bathing at Kilkee, was unable to regain the landing, the sea being rough and the depth 8 to 12 feet. At great risk, Meers went in and was successful in saving him.

Meyrick, John. Dock Labourer.    Case 32551

On the 1st April 1903, a man fell into 24 feet of water in the Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea. At great risk, Meyrick jumped in and got a rope round him, but on being pulled up this broke and both had to be in the water till a second rope was got and they were drawn up.

Mitchell, F. Sapper RE.    Case 32632

On the 15th April 1903, Private J.Flemming, 3rd Battalion Warwickshire Regiment was in a transport cart which was backed over the wharf into the harbour at Hamilton, Bermuda, the sea being rough and 24 feet deep. At great risk, Mitchell jumped in, and was able to rescue him.

Moneypenny, W. Aged 13.    Case 32906

On the 4th June 1903, a boat with four youths on board was capsized on the River Bann at Portadown, the depth being 10 to 12 feet. One lad swam to the bank, but Moneypenny, at great risk, got Richard Reid to the upturned boat, and also tried to save W.Reid, who was drowned.

Morkel, W.H. See Webb, F.C.    Case 32454

Murphy, Teresa.    Case 32719

On the 8th July 1903, a boy named Clancy fell into the Shannon at Limerick, there being a depth of some 9 feet at the place. At great risk, Mrs Murphy jumped in and was successful in saving him.

Murphy, Wm. Coal Tipper.    Case 32511

On the 13th March 1903, in an attempt at suicide a man threw himself into the dock at Barry. The night was dark and stormy. Murphy, at great risk, jumped in and succeeded in saving him.

Musan. Tindal.    Case 32438

On the 24th October 1902, a woman and child, in landing from the ferry steamer Tara, at Sakrighat, were accidentally pushed into the Ganges. The night was dark and the current strong. At great risk, Musan, employed on the vessel, plunged in and was able to rescue both.

Newsham, R.M. Sergeant Durban Light Infantry.    Case 32989

On the 17th January 1903, two lads were bathing in the sea at Durban when they were swept out by the strong tide. Newsham jumped in from a boat and was able to save one, the other being drowned.

Norris, E.G.    Case 32746
Cocks, F.A
Hicks, W.J.

On the 15th July 1903, two ladies were in a boat which was run down by a launch on the Thames near Marlow. Norris, Cocks and Hicks jumped from the launch and, with aid of another gentleman (see    Case 32936), succeeded in saving them.

Nursoo. Dooley Bearer.    Case 32487

On the 25th September 1902, a Sower of the Hyderabad Lancers was stunned while swimming his horse in a tank at Bolarum, India. Nursoo, at great risk, went in from the bank and rescued him.

O’Sullivan, Dennis. Constable R.I.C.    Case 32835

On the 12th July 1903, a lad named Duggan, who had gone out a long distance at Ballydehob, Co. Cork, became exhausted in 12 feet of water. O’Sullivan swam out 300 yards and, at great risk, rescued him in an unconscious state.

Ormanroyd, J. See Holder, J.R.    Case 32743

Ormsby, O.W. Lieut. and Commander.    Case 32767

On the 2nd August 1903, owing to the capsizing of a boat, F.W.Ryall, Petty Officer, Torpedo Boat No.87, was thrown into the sea in Loch Ryan, the night being dark with a rough wind and sea. Ormsby at once jumped in and supported him till they were picked up ten minutes after.

Owens, John. Farrier.    Case 32762

On the 27th June 1903, a boy fell into the Boyne at Drogheda, and was carried 200 yards down by the strong current. Owens, at great risk, went in and rescued him, thereafter restoring him to consciousness.

Palmer, A.Z. Lieut. RFA.    Case 32907

On the 29th July 1903, Miss Burrowes fell from a slippery rock into some 8 feet of water in the St Lawrence at Brockville, Canada. Miss A.Ritchie went in to her help, but also got into danger. At great risk, Palmer went and rescued both ladies, bringing them out one at a time.

Testimonial on vellum to Miss Ritchie.

Pattinson, Frederick. Waterman.    Case 32759

On the 1st July 1903, Thomas Dartnell fell into the Thames from the promenade landing-stage at Gravesend. Pattinson, at great risk, jumped in and caught him, when they were got into a boat.

Peters, Andrew. Watchmaker.    Case 32708

On the 10th July 1903, a boy had fallen into the Tay at Perth. There was a depth of 10 feet and a strong stream running. At great risk, Peters plunged in and was successful in saving him.

Pratt, Edwin. Petty Officer HMS Charybdis.    Case 33003

On the 30th September 1902, a lady, in an attempt to land from a barge, fell into the sea at St Johns, Newfoundland. Pratt, clad in oilskins and heavy sea boots, jumped in and supported her till ropes were got and they were pulled out

Prissick, C. Captain 2nd Sikhs.    Case 32715

On the 20th April 1903, two men of the 7th Bombay Pioneers fell into a well at Galadi, Somaliland. At great risk, Prissick went down, but was unable to find the men, he himself being got out in an unconscious state.

Pye, Francis. AB HMS Hogue.    Case 32837

On the 21st July 1903, a man fell overboard from HMS Good Hope in Dublin Bay, the sea being rough at the time. Pye, at great risk, jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Rabett, Frank.    Case 32607

On the 21st May 1903, Percy Calvesbert fell from a tree into the Colne at Colchester, the depth of water being 10 feet, and the river 50 to 60 feet wide. At great risk, Rabett jumped in from the opposite bank, and succeeded in rescuing him.

Ravenscroft, R.    Case 32585

On the 19th May 1903, W.Nesbitt, when at work on a swinging stage fell into the Abercorn Basin at Belfast. There was a running tide and the depth 20 feet. At great risk, Ravenscroft dived in, but failed to reach him before he sank.

Richards, Stephen. Harbour Pilot, Port Elizabeth.    Case 32517

On the 1st September 1902, a fearful storm raged along the South African coast, a number of vessels being wrecked. Richards distinguished himself in his gallant attempts to save life.

Ritchie, Alfred H. Stevedore.    Case 32772

On the 3rd August 1903, P.Callaghan fell from a barge into the East India Dock at Blackwall, where the depth is 30 feet. Ritchie, at great risk and, after a hard struggle, succeeded in saving him.

Rose, C.W. Baptist Minister.    Case 32474

On the 23rd July 1902, a boat with six men on board was capsized on Lake Darling, Nova Scotia; two of the men swam to land, two clung to the boat, the other two going down in 15 feet of water. Hearing the cry for help, the Rev. Rose got into an old punt, and, paddling with his hand, reached the place, and diving brought up the two men one at a time, and getting them into the old boat, was able to get them to the shore. He also succeeded in saving the two men who were clinging to the boat.

Russell, G.E. Constable Metropolitan Police.    Case 32732

On the 19th July 1903, a woman threw herself into the Surrey Canal at Peckham, the night being dark. Russell dived in and rescued her in an unconscious state, and thereafter succeeded in restoring her.

Sahai, Ram. Prison Warder.    Case 32905

On the 25th January 1903, five persons were thrown into the Bela Tank at Demoh, India, owing to the bullocks in their wagon running away, there being a depth of 12 feet of water. Sahai went in and was able to save four lives.

Sainty, Harry. Clerk.    Case 32468

On the 15th January 1903, a lad named Gardner fell through the ice on the lake at Witham, Essex. Sainty crawled along the ice, which again broke and let him in, but, at great risk to himself, he kept the lad afloat for 20 minutes, and was then obliged to let go, and Gardner was drowned.

Sanderson, G.K.    Case 32912

On the 10th August 1903, Vivian Comins, while bathing in the sea at Marske, got into a deep hole about 50 yards out, the wind being off shore and the sea rather rough. At great risk, Sanderson swam out and was able to rescue her in an unconscious state.

Scott, John. Constable Tyne Police.    Case 32927

On the 28th June 1903, John Peterson fell into the Albert Edward Dock at North Shields, the depth being 30 feet. Scott plunged in and, at great risk, effected the rescue.

Sebi, Adjuma. Private West African Frontier Force. See Hoskyns, H.    Case 32443

Shipway, Edward.    Case 32574

On the 7th May 1903, a little boy fell into the canal at Ebley, near Stroud, the depth of water being 7 feet. At great risk, Shipway, who is unable to swim, jumped in and caught him, when help was given in landing them.

Simpson, Thomas.    Case 33048

On the 29th August 1903, a girl fell into the weir at Sunderland, there being a depth of some 30 feet. At great risk, Simpson jumped in and supported her till they were picked up by a boat.

Singh, Dangal. Sepoy.    Case 32534

On the 11th August 1902, a woman in a fit of temper threw herself into a well 40 feet deep at Goona, India. At great risk, Singh jumped in and kept her afloat till a rope was got and they were hauled up.

Singh, Ratan. Sepoy.    Case 32536

On the 16th February 1903, in Somaliland.

See Silver Medal to Major R.G.Brooke Acts of Gallantry Vol 11 Page 110.

Singh, Zalam.    Case 32486
Sital.

On the 25th September 1902, Kanaya Singh was accidentally struck by his horse while swimming in a tank at Bolarum, India, and sank in 7 feet of water. At great risk, Zalem Singh and Sital went to his help and got him to the bank, but he was dead when landed.

Sital. See Singh, Z.    Case 32486

Sloan, Oliver S. aged 15.    Case 32861

On the 28th August 1903, W.Ward and J.Burrows were bathing outside the harbour at Ramsgate when they were carried into 9 feet of water. Sloan at great risk, went in and saved Ward, but Burrows was drowned.

Slocombe, Albert.    Case 32573

On the 5th May 1903, a boy fell into the Avon at Bath, the river being in flood at the time. Slocombe, at great risk, jumped in and caught the boy, when W.Turvey went in up to his neck and assisted in landing them.

Parchment to Turvey.

Smith, Henry C. Boatbuilder.    Case 32584

On the 21st May 1903, a little boy fell into the Thames at Westminster. There was a strong tide and the depth 14 feet. Smith, at great risk, went in and got hold of him, both being picked up by a boat.

Smith, Patrick. Fireman.    Case 32752

On the 20th July 1903, James Fox fell from the wharf into the Tees at Middlesborough, there being a strong ebb tide and the depth 10 feet. Smith, at great risk, jumped in fully clothed and succeeded in saving the youth.

Spicer, George. Paper Merchant.    Case 32967

On the 12th August 1903, two men who were bathing in the sea at Bedruthan, Cornwall, got into difficulty, and were swept out 60 to 70 yards by the strong tide. Spicer, at great risk, swam out and saved them, a third man who was in the water drowned.

Startin, J. Captain. Bronze Clasp    Case 32509

On the 9th March 1903, a seaman fell overboard from HMS Arethusa, off Sheerness. Startin, at great risk, jumped from the ship and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Stowell, Herbert. Mill Manager.    Case 32480

On the 17th January 1903, F.Mather, while skating on the Mill Lodge at Birkacre, near Chorley, fell through the ice some 20 yards from the bank. At great risk, Stowell went to his help but also fell in. He, however, managed to keep Mather above water till ladders were got, and they were rescued.

Talbot, Cecil P. Midshipman.    Case 32650

On the 8th May 1903, a seaman belonging to HMS Glory fell overboard from a sampan at Hankow. There was a rapid stream running, and the river very dangerous. Talbot, at great risk, jumped in and brought him to the gangway, when he was taken on board.

Talmage, James. Stevedore.    Case 33060

On the 5th December 1903, a labourer fell into the Thames at Wapping, the depth being 20 feet and a dense fog prevailing at the time. Talmage, at great risk, jumped in and, after swimming 100 yards, caught him and landed him in safety.

Thompson, Samuel. Plumber.    Case 32572

On the 6th May 1903, a little girl fell into the Avon at Bath, and was carried out 10 yards into 12 feet of water. Thompson, at great risk, jumped in and rescued her; after which W.Fussell, police constable, restored her to consciousness.

Certificate to PC Fussell.

Tong, John. See Godden, E.    Case 32424

Toppin, Ernest M. Schoolboy Aged 13.    Case 32935

On the 30th July 1903, Frederick Hall got out of his depth while bathing at Kilkee, Co. Clare. Toppin, at great risk, went to his assistance and succeeded in effecting the rescue.

Toye, Frederick C. Shipwright.    Case 32953

On the 25th September 1903, a man named Mitchell was struck down by foul gas in the hold of a steamer at Falmouth. Toye, at great risk, went down with a rope and was successful in saving him.

Trenell, Arthur. Aged 13.    Case 32723

On the 27th June 1903, a girl, while wading on the shore at Lytham, suddenly got into deep water. Trenell, at great risk, plunged in and was successful in saving her.

Trevor, Lionel G.    Case 32675

On the 29th June 1903, a woman fell into the Thames at East Molesey, the depth being 9 feet with a strong stream running. Trevor, at great risk, jumped in and was successful in saving her.

Twiss, W.L.O. Lieut. 9th Gurkha Rifles.    Case 33014

On the 28th July 1903, Mrs M.Twiss, aged 62, fell from a houseboat into the Sind River, Kashmir, India, the night being dark and the current strong. Her son, Lieut. Twiss, hearing the splash but not knowing who had fallen in, at once jumped in and succeeded in saving her.

Tyndall, J.F. Sergeant R.I.C.    Case 32791

On the 6th August 1903, a boy named Williams fell into the harbour at Dungarvan, the depth being 12 feet with a strong tide. At great risk, Tyndall jumped in fully clothed and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Upsidedown, Jack. Krooman.    Case 32502
Crow, Tom. Krooman.

On the 3rd December 1902, a seaman belonging to HMS Rattler fell from his ship at Zanzibar. The ship was about half a mile from the shore, and the locality abounds with sharks. Upsidedown and Crow at once jumped in and managed to bring him to the ship’s ladder, and they were got on board.

Vassallo, C. CQMS Royal Malta Artillery.    Case 32497

On the 14th February 1903, a little girl fell into a crevice in the rocks near Lower St Elmo, Malta. The crevice is 2˝ feet wide at the top and 5 feet at the bottom, 15 feet deep, with 10 feet of water in it. Vassallo, at great risk, jumped in and managed to save her.

Waight, Montague. Apprentice Fitter.    Case 32966

On the 26th September 1903, C.W.Baker tripped and fell into the dock in HM Dockyard at Portsmouth, the depth being 26 feet. Waight, at great risk, jumped in and was successful in saving him.

Ward, Harry. Dock Constable.    Case 32501

On the 7th February 1903, Jas. Waddell, in going on board his ship in the darkness, fell into Millwall Dock. Ward, at great risk, jumped in and was able to get a rope round him, and he was pulled out.

Ward, William. Coastguard Boatman.    Case 32915

On the 9th September 1903, a lady got into difficulty while bathing in 15 feet of water 50 yards out at Mundesley. Ward, at great risk, swam out and, after a hard struggle, succeeded in saving her.

Watkis, Arthur J.    Case 32729

On the 11th July 1903, Fredk. Currier was seized with cramp while bathing in 8 feet of water in a reservoir at St Georges, Shropshire. At great risk, Watkis went to his aid and, with much difficulty, managed to save him.

Watts, Alfred.    Case 32557
Clarke, Geo. A.

On the 8th May 1903, at the Groveland Pottery Works, Reading.

See Silver Medal to P.Barnes Acts of Gallantry Vol 11 Page 111.

Watts, F. Commissionaire.    Case 32685

On the 1st June 1903, a boy fell into the Thames at Vauxhall, the depth being 12 feet. Watts, at great risk, dived in from the bridge and swam with him to the side.

Webb, F.C.    Case 32454
Morkel, W.H.

On the 30th November 1902, a native named Abantu was washing horses in the sea at Isipingo, Natal, when he was carried out by the current, the sea being rough. Webb and Morkel, at great risk, went out and were successful in saving him.

West, James.    Case 32925

On the 10th August 1903, Walter West fell from the rocks into the pool below the Pecca Falls at Ingleton, Yorks. At great risk, his father jumped in from a height of 30 feet and, with much difficulty, was able to rescue him.

Wheatland, Mary.    Bathing Attendant .    Case: Exceptional

Minutes of Committee Meeting 15th January 1903.
Letter from Mr Johson Bognor read: and the Bronze Medal granted as an exceptional case to Mary Wheatland: she having saved 16 lives and having previously received a vellum Testimonial.

Whiles, Joseph. AB.    Case 32718

On the 25th June 1903, F.Payne, Chief Stoker, HMS Formidable, fell into the harbour at Malta. At great risk, Whiles jumped overboard and effected his rescue.

Wightman, Herbert. Aged 14.    Case 32610

On the 24th May 1903, Ruth Mosely fell into the river Wandle at Wandsworth. Wightman, who is only 4 feet in height, at great risk, jumped in and was able to rescue her.

Wilkins, Walter. Clerk.    Case 32458

On the 15th January 1903, a youth fell into the Thames from the temporary bridge at Vauxhall. It was flood tide and very cold at the time. Wilkins, at great risk, jumped in, caught the lad with his teeth, and swam with him to a barge.

Wilson John H. Aged 10    Case 32869

On the 1st August 1903, a boy named Starkey fell into a clay-pit at Latchford, near Warrington. At great risk, Wilson jumped in and succeeded in saving him.

Winstanley, H. Police Constable.    Case 32462

On the 28th January 1903, a girl named Sharples in some way fell into the river Ribble at Walton-le-dale. The river was in flood, 7 feet deep, and running strong. At great risk, Winstanley dived in and endeavoured to find her, but failed, and she was drowned.

Wright, Robert. Carpenter.    Case 33059

On the 21st November 1903, T.Hamilton accidentally fell into the graving dock at Govan, the depth being 15 feet and the water very foul. Wright, at great risk, plunged in and rescued him.

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