ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY BRONZE MEDALS
TAKEN FROM THE RHS ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1906

Compiled by Bill Fevyer

Updated 5/12/02 (Clements corrected)

Abraham, Charles, Police Constable Case 34864

At 10 p.m. on the 9th June, 1906, a woman accidentally fell into Castries Harbour, St. Lucia, W.I., the night was dark and the water deep. Charles Abraham, Police Constable, by the light of a lantern, saw bubbles rising, and at great risk he at once plunged in and rescued her.

Ali, Jemadar Nawab (sic) Boatman Case 34737

On the 25th July , 1904, Major J.H. Bretherton, with others, was crossing the Sangpo river, India, on a raft, and this was getting into difficulty in a whirlpool he attempted to swim to the bank 60 to 70 yards distant. Seeing his danger, Jemadar Nawab Ali, boatman swam out with a plank, but Major Bretherton was sucked down and drowned before he could be reached.

Alibux, E., Police Constable, Bombay Case 34586

At midnight on the 16th February, 1906, a man accidentally fell into the sea from the wall of the R.I.M. Dockyard at Bombay, the night being dark and the depth 15 feet. E. Alibux, plunged in, and, at great risk, supported him till they were picked up by boat.

Anderson, William, aged 67 Case 34578

On the 12th May, 1906, a boy fell into the estuary of the Ribble at Lytham, and was quickly carried away, the depth being 14 feet. William Anderson, aged 67, at great risk, plunged in, and, after a swim of 400 yards, caught the boy, and then swam another 300 yards to the shore, where he at once used means to restore the boy, and was successful.

Certificate also to Anderson.

Ashton, A.E.B. Case 34932

On the 19th August, 1906, A.E.B. Ashton and Miss R.G. Cuthbert were in a canoe which was upset on the Wye near Tintern, the river being in flood at the time and 14 feet deep. Mr Ashton, at great risk, got the lady from under the canoe, and with difficulty swam with her to the bank.

Austing, J., Rifleman, 4th Bn. Rifle Brigade Case 34491

At 11.30 a.m. on the 13th December, 1905, Alfred Davis was swept From the rocks into the sea at Malta by a huge wave. Austing, at great risk, plunged in, but was unable to reach him, and was picked up by a boat after being 20 minutes in the water.

Banks, H.A. Case 34996

On the 18th September, 1906, a boat with three women on board was capsized in the harbour at Teignmouth, the depth being 16 to 18 feet, with a strong ebb tide. One woman clung to the upturned boat, and H.A. Banks, at great risk, plunged in and supported the other two till they were picked up by a boat.

Bannister, Richard Case 34583

On the 4th April, 1906, H.Wilford, aged 15, in trying to recover a ball, fell into a mill lodge at Preston, there being a depth of 12 feet, and the water very foul. Richard Bannister, at great risk, plunged in and, diving, succeeded in getting him out, but he did not recover.

Barker, H Case 34728

On the 25th July, 1906, a boy named Bradshaw took cramp while bathing in the Thames at Greenwich, there being a depth of 9 to 12 feet. H. Martin went in to his help but also got into difficulty. H. Barker then went in, fully clothed, and, at great risk, succeeded in saving both.

Parchment to H. Martin.

Bastable, J.T., Sergeant, Dublin Metropolitan Police Case 34568

At 10.30 p.m. on the 2nd May 1906, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Liffey at Dublin and drifted away. Sergeant Bastable, Dublin Metropolitan Police, at great risk, went in, and, having caught her, got her to the wall, when J. Byrne assisted in landing them.

Parchment to J. Byrne.

Beadon, D.C. Case 34609

At 10 p.m. on the 14th May, 1906, owing to a sling becoming detached while a boat was being hoisted on board a ship off the mouth of the Tyne, W.C. Mason was knocked overboard. The night was dark, with a strong wind and heavy sea. At great risk, D.C, Beadon went over the side and succeeded in saving him. Beadon, unfortunately, died two and a half hours later.

Beedle, Thos. S., 3rd Officers.s. Libenghala Case 34565

At 11.30 p.m. on the 4th April, 1906, a man was accidentally knocked overboard from the British India S.N. Co's s.s. Libenghala, in Coconada Roads, India, the night being dark and the sea rough. Thos S. Beedle, Third Officer on the steamer, jumped in and, at great risk, succeeded in saving him.

Biggs, Henry, Constable, Metropolitan Police Case 34906

At 2.40 a.m. on the 3rd September, 1906, an old man was seen to throw himself into the Thames at Charing Cross, there being at the time a depth of 30 feet, with an ebb tide and the night dark. At great risk, Henry Biggs, Constable, Metropolitan Police, plunged in, and kept him afloat till they were picked up by the police boat, but the man did not recover.

Blackmore, M.H., City Police Case 34692

Bronze Clasp

At 9 p.m. on the 26th June, 1906, two boys were paddling in the Thames under Blackfriars Bridge, and getting out of their depth were soon in 16 feet of water, the place being very dangerous. M.H. Blackmore, at great risk, plunged in and succeeded in saving one, the other being drowned.

Blackmore, M.H., Constable, City Police Case 34548

At 9.33 p.m. on the 28th April, 1906, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Thames near Blackfriars Bridge. The night was dark and cold, the depth being 8 feet with an ebb tide. At great risk, Blackmore, plunged in and swam with her 70 to 80 yards, when they were picked up by a boat. John McGregor, a newsvendor, also jumped in, but his help was not required.

Pecuniary to McGregor.

Brooks, H, Private, R.M.L.I. Case 34808

At 11.15 p.m. on the 20th July, 1906, a man of the R.G.A., fell from the quay at Queenstown, the depth being 18 feet, with a strong tide and the night dark. Private H. Brooks, R.M.L.I., at great risk, plunged in from a boat, and, having caught him, swam with him to the pier landing.

Buchan, Andrew B. Case 35084

On the 5th November, 1906, James Yule was accidentally knocked overboard from the fishing-boat Onward off Lowestoft. There was a strong wind and heavy sea running at the time. Knowing the man could not swim, Andrew G. Buchan at once jumped after him and succeeded in keeping him afloat till they were picked up, after being half an hour in the water.

Cabral, Moses Case 35097

On the 25th July, 1906, Moses Cabral and a boy named Toby were in a fishing-boat near the mouth of the Monkey river, British Honduras, and when half a mile out the boat capsized. Cabral at once took the boy on his back and swam through a shark-infested sea to land.

Carruthers, John T., Constable, River Tyne Police Case 34588

Bronze Clasp

On the 8th May, 1906, a boy fell from a boat into the Tyne at South Shields, there being a depth of 12 to 15 feet and a strong tide running. John T. Carruthers, at great risk, jumped in and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Christianson, C.F. Case 34974

On the 20th July, 1906, C.J. Berglund while bathing in the Kettle River, British Columbia, was taken out into deep water, the river being treacherous and full of holes. C.F. Christianson, at great risk, went to his assistance, and with much difficulty got him out in an unconscious state, from which he restored him.

Also a Certificate.

Clements, Ernest, Constable, Thames Police Case 35050

On the 21st October, 1906, a girl, while at play, accidentally fell into the Thames at Wapping Stairs, there being a depth of 18 feet. At great risk, Constable Ernest Clements, Thames Police, at once plunged in and was successful in saving her.

Clowes, Alfred Case 34785

Bronze Clasp

On the 26th July 1906, a boy fell from the quay into the Lune at Lancaster, the depth being 18 to 20 feet, with a strong tide running. At great risk, Alfred Clowes jumped in, fully clothed, and succeeded in swimming with him to a boat.

Cosh, Henry, Petty Officer 1st Class. H.M.S. Duncan Case 34758

On the 18th July, 1906, Ernest A. Brown, A.B., was thrown into the sea at Lundy Island, owing to a sling giving way. Henry Cosh, Petty Officer 1st Class, H,M.S. Duncan, at great risk, plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Crittall, Olive, Miss Case 34834

On the 25th July, 1906, twenty-two school-girls were bathing in the sea at St. Anne's, when they got into deep water about 40 yards from shore. Miss Olive Crittall, who was one of the number, exerted herself in saving life, and at great risk rescued seven girls. Miss C. Adlard managed to save one girl, and on going back for another was unfortunately drowned. H. Windrow and H. Alcock, who were on the beach at the time, also rendered good service, and in the end only one girl in addition to Miss Adlard lost her life.

Vellum to Windrow and Alcock; Memoriam to relatives of Miss Adlard.

Cromie, F.N.A., Lieutenant, R.N., Submarine A 3 Case 34480

At 12.15 p.m. on the 5th February, 1906, a man was washed overboard from A 3 submarine at Spithead, there being a nasty sea and the weather very cold. Lieutenant Cromie, at great risk, went after him and kept him afloat for some time, but had to let go, and the man was drowned.

Deelarkhan, R., Engine Driver Case 34562

On the 8th January, 1906, Shaik Darwood, Signalman on the R.I.M.S. Lawrence, fell overboard in 30 feet of water in the Persian Gulf. R. Deelarkhan, at great risk to himself, jumped in and caught him, afterwards holding on to a rope till he was picked up by a boat.

Dillon, James Case34502

On the 27th February,1906, Jane L. Grant accidentally fell from Eden Quay into the Liffey at Dublin. There was a depth of 14 feet and the landing 150 yards distant. James Dillon, at great risk, plunged in and caught her, and a lifebuoy being thrown they were towed to the landing and got out.

Dorward, G.H. Case 34434

On the morning of the 14th November, 1905, W. Strachan was in a boat which was smashed by the propeller of a steamer at Burutu, West Africa, the depth being 18 feet, sharks and alligators abounding, Strachan's arm being also torn off. At great risk Dorward plunged in and supported him till they were taken into a boat.

Dreghorn, W. Case 34770

On the 29th July, 1906, John Paton accidentally fell into the Clyde at Govan, the depth being 26 feet and the water very foul. At great risk, W.Dreghorn, who lives near, jumped in from a height of 30 feet, caught Paton, and swam with him to the landing.

Duncan, Alexander Case 35074

On the 10th October, 1906, three boys, in trying to recover a football, fell into a mill pond at Dundee, the depth being 11 feet and the water heated to a temperature of 90 degrees. At great risk, Alexander Duncan plunged in twice and rescued two boys. Again going in, he got out the third, but he was dead.

Edward-Collins, G.F.B., Lieutenant, H.M.S. Thistle Case 35090

On the 4th September, 1906, a Chineese boatman, whose boat had capsized in the Yangtse river off Nanking was being carried away by the current, the river being in flood and the night dark. Lieutenant G.F.B. Edward-Collins, H.M.S. Thistle, jumped in, and kept the man afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Egerton, Brian, Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Hindustan Case 35062

On the 14th October, 1906, Engineer Lieutenant W.H. Cleghorn, H.M.S. Hindustan, got into difficulty while bathing in Lagos Bay, Portugal. Sub-Lieutenant Brian Egerton swam out, and at great risk, succeeded in bringing him to land after a struggle lasting twenty minutes.

Ewart, F.R., Captain King's Liverpool Regiment Case 34563

On the 29th January, 1906, a native boy fell into a lagoon at Lagos, there being a depth of 7 feet. Captain F.R. Ewart, King's Liverpool Regiment, serving with the Lagos Battalion, W.A.F.F., went in, fully clothed, and rescued him.

Fallick, E.W., Petty Officer 1st Class, H.M.S. Hecla Case 34426

At 10.30 p.m. on the 24th October, 1905, a shipwright belonging to H.M.S. Hecla, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself overboard at Kagoshima. Fallick, at great risk, went after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Farrant, E.E. Case 34776

On the 12th June, 1906, a woman threw herself overboard from the steamer Lord Elgin in Swanage Bay. Although the steamer was going 11 knots, E.E. Farrant sprang after her, and at great risk kept her afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Flink, Constantine, Russian Seaman Case 34532

On the 22nd April, 1906, Patrick Breen accidentally fell into the Clyde at Finneston Quay, Glasgow. Flink, at great risk, jumped in and caught him, and a rope being thrown he was pulled out, Flink being picked up by a boat.

Ford, John, aged 12 Case 34860

On the 7th August, 1906, a boy who could not swim got into deep water while bathing in the Thames at Greenwich. John Ford, aged 12, at great risk, went in and rescued him. On August 17th another boy was swept away while bathing. Again Ford went in, but the boy was picked up by a boat before he could reach him.

Fox, H.C., Lieutenant, Royal Scots Fusiliers, serving with the West African Frontier Force Case 35085
Tom
, a native

On the 13th September, 1906, a native boat with four men on board was capsized in the river Niger in Southern Nigeria. Three of the men were picked up by a boat, the fourth being carried away. Lieutenant H. C. Fox, Royal Scots Fusiliers and a native called Tom, although they knew the place was infested with crocodiles, plunged in, and kept him afloat till they were picked up.

Fraser, D., 5th Engineer s.s. Shah Jehan Case 34603

At midnight on the 12th March, 1906, the 3rd Mate of the s.s. Shah Jehan accidentally fell overboard in Cochin Harbour, India. At great risk, D. Fraser, plunged in and searched for him for half an hour, but failed to find him.

Frost, Walter, aged 12 Case 34804

On the 21st July, 1906, Wilfred Squires, who was unable to swim, went into the canal lock at Sandiacre, Derbyshire, while bathing, and got into difficulty. Walter Frost, aged 12, at great risk, went to his assistance, but was unable, to save him and he was drowned.

Gilpin, Harry, aged 12, schoolboy Case 34668

On the 12th June, 1906, J. Colman, who cannot swim, got into deep water while bathing in a lodge at Bolton. Harry Gilpin , aged 12, schoolboy, swam across the lodge a distance of 20 yards and rescued him.

Gist, Alfred Case 34468

At 3 p.m. on the 14th January, 1906, two men were in a small boat which capsized five miles from shore in the Bristol Channel, there being a strong wind and heavy sea. At great risk, Gist supported his comrade for a considerable time, but in the end had to let go, and he was drowned.

Graham, Robert P., Sapper, Royal Engineers Case 34417

At 1.30 a.m. on the 29th August, 1905, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the sea at Singapore, there being a strong current at the time and danger from sharks. At great risk, Graham, plunged in and was successful in saving her.

Guiry, Michael Case 34595

On the 14th May, 1906, two men were sinking a well at Knockaderry, Co. Limerick, and a blasting charge not going off, both men went down to a depth of 62 feet, when the charge exploded. Michael Guiry, at great risk, went down and brought the men up one at a time, but one of them died eight days later.

Hagon, John Case 34613

On the 9th June, 1906, two boys while fishing fell into the Regent's Canal, Old Ford. John Hagon, on reaching the place, got one boy out, but the other had sunk in 7 to 8 feet of water. Hagon then dived in, fully clothed, and, having found him, got him out alive.

Harrison, J.T., boy on the Training-Ship Arethusa Case 35099

On the 13th October, 1906, Percy Rosser who is unable to swim, accidentally fell overboard from the Training-Ship Arethusa into the Thames at Greenhithe, the depth being 30 feet, with a strong ebb tide. J.T. Harrison a boy on the ship, at once plunged in, and succeeded in taking him back to the vessel.

Hart, W.H., Purser s.s. Walmer Castle Case 34648

On the 23rd May, 1906, a man fell overboard from the s.s. Walmer Castle. The vessel was going 17 1/2 knots, the sea being rough and sharks numerous. W.H. Hart, jumped after him, but he sank before he could be reached, and Hart was then picked up by a boat.

Hodge, David, Police Constable Case 34732

On the 21st July, 1906, Jessie Duncan fell from the jetty into 20 feet of water in the sea at Burnt-island, there being an ebb tide at the time. David Hodge, Police Constable, ran 200 yards, and, jumping in fully clothed, at great risk, succeeded in saving her.

Hopkins, D., Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry Case 34819

On the 21st July, 1906, a soldier belonging to the Highland Light Infantry became exhausted while bathing some 600 yards from shore at Gailes Camp on the Ayreshire coast. Sergeant D. Hopkins, of the same regiment, swam to his help, and, although dragged under, kept him afloat, and, with some help, got him to shore.

Hurcum, Charles, A.B., H.M.S. Hecla Case 34427

At 10.30 p.m.on the 10th November, 1905, a seaman, in attempting to get on board H.M.S. Hecla, fell into the sea at Kowloon, China. At great risk, Hurcum plunged in from the ship and was successful in saving him.

Hurcum, Charles, Leading Seaman H.M.S. Hecla Case 34539

Bronze Clasp

At 6.30 a.m. on the 6th March, 1906, W.C. Hopper accidentally fell overboard from a steamboat in Mirs Bay, China. At great risk Hurcum jumped after him and supported him for some time, but eventually had to let go and Hopper was drowned.

Jackson, S., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers Case 34753

On the 3rd of July, 1906, F. Byrne fell into the Liffey at Dublin, and his comrade, E. Hyland, on going to try and help him out, also got into danger, there being a depth of 20 feet, with an ebb tide. Private S. Jackson, Royal Irish Fusiliers, at great risk, went in and succeeded in saving both men.

Jagesir See McCrea Case 34561

Jebb, John T., Constable, Royal Irish Constabulary Case 34901

At 10.30 a.m. on the 31st August, 1906, a man accidentally fell into the Liffey at Dublin, the depth being 9 feet with a strong tide running out. John T. Jebb. plunged in, and, having caught him, a rope was got, by which, with the help of Peter Cooney, they were got out.

Parchment to Cooney

Khan, Ghulam Ali Case 34494
Khan, Rasul

On the 8th November, 1905, Lieutenant W.G.W. Durham. 27th Light Infantry, in attempting to swim from a stranded boat in the Krishna river, at Devasugur, India, became exhausted and called for help. Ghulam Ali Khan and Rasul Khan swam to his assistance and although they were carried some distance down the stream, managed to support him till they were picked up by a boat.

Khan, Rasul See Khan, Ghulam Ali Case 34494

Khanderanoo, S., Fireman on the steamer Case 35029

On the 7th June, 1906, N. Ramsing threw himself overboard from a steamer into the river Indus, India, the depth being 15 feet, a strong current, and danger from crocodiles. S.Khanderanoo, Fireman on the steamer, jumped in, but could not reach him before he sank, and was himself picked up after being thirty-five minutes in the water.

Killick, Harry, Constable, Metropolitan Police Case 34803

On the 24th July, 1906, a boy named Thomson, while at play, fell into the Roding at Ilford, the depth being 10 feet and the water being very foul. Harry Killick, Constable, Metropolitan Police, ran 60 yards, and, at great risk, plunging in, was successful in saving the boy.

Knowles, Frederick Case 34745

On the 30th July, 1906, two boys while bathing in the Regent's Canal, Cambridge Heath, got out of their depth, one of them going under. Frederick Knowles, at great risk, went to their assistance, and succeeded in saving both.

Leabon, Archie Case 34556

On the 24th April, 1906, George Warren fell into the harbour at Newlyn, there being a strong ebb tide at the time. At great risk, Leabon, fully clothed, and wearing heavy Sea-boots, jumped in from his boat, and succeeded in saving him.

Lewis, Soloman, Dock Labourer Case 34497

On the 4th December, 1905, William Corder went over the side of a troop-ship in the harbour at Kingston, Jamaica, to bathe, and getting into difficulty, called for help. Lewis, at great risk, jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Mack, Carl, aged 10 Case 34697

On the 23rd June, 1906, a little boy was washed off the steps near the Free Ferry, North Woolwich, by a wave from a passing steamer. Carl Mack, aged 10, plunged in and succeeded in bringing him out.

Macpherson, John B., Master s.s. Gisella Grodel, of London Case 34634

At 9.45 p.m. on the 3rd June, 1906, a soldier was thrown into the harbour at Constantza, Roumania, by the capsizing of a boat. The night was pitch dark, with a fearful storm raging. John B. Macpherson, Master of Gisella Grodel, of London, at great risk, plunged in and rescued him in an unconcious state.

McClintock, W. Case 34856

At 1 a.m. on the 15th July, 1906, James Neilan accidentally fell into the harbour at Ayr. The depth was 14 feet, the night dark, with a heavy rain falling. At great risk, W. McClintock jumped in, fully clothed, and succeeded in taking him to the landing, where he was got out.

McCrea, A.C., Major 37th Dogras Case 34561
Jagesir,
Sepoy 37th Dogras

On the 24th January, 1906, while the 37th Dogras were crossing the Betwa river, India, two men got into difficulty in a pool some 10 feet deep. Major A.C. McCrea, at great risk, went in and rescued one man. Sepoy Jagesir also plunged in, but failed to save the other man, who was drowned.

McDonald, W. Case 34939

On the 18th August, 1906, Charles Smith fell from a height of 58 feet into the Mersey at Stockport, the river being here 90 feet wide, 8 to 10 feet deep, with a strong current, and very foul. At great risk, W. McDonald swam across the river, caught the boy, and then re-crossed the river with him, it being impossible to land on the side from which he fell.

Mckie, G.W.M. Case 34775

On the 1st May, 1906, a woman in attempting to to land from a steamer, fell into the river at Shanghai, the night being very dark. At great risk, G.W.M. Mckie jumped in and supported her till a rope was thrown and they were pulled out.

Middlewood, J.W. Case 34435

At 11.30 a.m. on the 11th December, 1905, a man named Smith in some way fell into 20 feet of water in the Wear at Sunderland. Middlewood, at great risk, went in and was successful in saving him.

Mills, H.G., A.B. Case 34747

At 10.45 p.m. on the 12th July, 1906, a private of the R.M.L.I. threw himself overboard from H.M.S. King Edward VII, in Portsmouth Harbour, the night being dark, with a strong flood tide. At great risk, H.G. Mills, A.B., jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Morris, Alexander Case 34539

At 7.30 p.m. on the 4th April, 1906, two boys who were fishing from the pier fell into the harbour at Largs, there being a depth of 10 feet at the time. At great risk, Morris jumped in and was successful in saving both.

Muhammad, Shaik Raj Constable Railway Police Case 34445

At 10.45 a.m. on the 21st June, 1905, a woman threw herself down a well at Paidgaon, Hyderabad, India, the well being 43 feet deep with 21 feet of water in it. At great risk, Shaik Raj Muhammad jumped in and kept her afloat till a rope was got and they were pulled out.

Mulligan, Thomas Case 34751

On the 30th July, 1906, a man, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the Liffey at Dublin, the depth being 20 feet, with a strong tide. At great risk, Thomas Mulligan jumped in, and, after a hard struggle, succeeded in saving him.

Murfin, W., Commissionaire Case 34822

On the 12th August, 1906, P. Gregory, who cannot swim, got into deep water while bathing in the Thames at Rotherhithe, and was carried out some 20 yards. At great risk, W. Murfin, Commissionaire, went in, fully clothed, and succeeded in rescuing him.

Newcombe, P.F., Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Arrogant Case 34518

On the 26th February, 1906, H.T. Harding, O.S., was accidentally knocked overboard from H.M.S. Arrogant at sea off Lagos. Although the vessel was steaming 12 knots Sub-Lieut Newcombe, at great risk, jumped after him and succeeded in supporting him till they were picked up by a boat.

Newton, Hilary E. Case 34773

On the 30th April, 1906, a boy accidentally fell into the River Irrawaddi at Saging, there being a depth of 15 feet, with a strong current running. At great risk, Hilary E. Newton plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Oliver, W.H., Stoker, H.M.S. Flora Case 35091

On the 18th September, 1906, during a typhoon, the s.s. Apenrade was driven ashore on Stone Cutter's Island, Hong Kong, there being a very heavy sea running. W.H. Oliver, Stoker, H.M.S. Flora, swam to the ship, and, at great risk, established communication with the shore, resulting in the saving of many lives.

O'Neil, James Case 35039

At 8 p.m. on the 26th September, 1906, a boy accidentally fell into the harbour at Rothesay, the night being dark and the depth 10 feet. At great risk, James O'Neil plunged in, fully clothed, and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Paice, Frank Case 35056
Phillips, David S.

On the 12th October, 1906, J. Harrison, in the course of his employment, went down the manhole of a sewer in Carpenter's Road, Bow, E. and was overcome by foul gas. Frank Paice and David Phillips both went down, and at great risk endeavoured to save him, but failed, and had themselves to be drawn to the surface.

Pearson, John L., Lieutenant, H.M.S. Patrol Case 35042

On the 5th October, 1906, owing to the capsizing of a target, H. Harmer was thrown into a rough sea of Warbarrow Head. At great risk Lieutenant John L. Pearson, H.M.S. Patrol, jumped in from a boat, and kept him afloat till they were picked up.

Phillips, David S. See Paice, Frank Case 35056

Porter, W. Case 34570

On the 5th May, 1906, a man named Fleming threw himself into the Thames from a passing steamer, opposite the Victoria Embankment. At great risk, W. Porter jumped in from the embankment, and supported him till they were picked up by a boat, but the man was then dead.

Pritchard, W.T., aged 13 Case 34827

On the 4th August, 1906, a boy named Kent fell from the pier into the sea at St. Martin's, Scilly Isles, the depth being 12 feet, with a strong tide. W.T. Pritchard, aged 13, at great risk, plunged in and succeeded in bringing him back to land.

Quinn, John, aged 12 Case 34436

At 8.50 a.m. on the 13th December. 1905, Winifrid Blake, on her way to school, fell into the canal at Leigh, the depth being 8 feet with a dense fog prevailing at the time. At great risk, John Quinn, sprang in fully clothed and rescued her.

Reep, John, Gunner, H.M.S. Actaeon Case 34814

At 10 p.m. on the 29th June, 1906, a boy named Cook accidentally fell into the harbour at Devonport, there being a depth of 20 feet with an ebb tide. At great risk, John Reep, Gunner, H.M.S. Actaeon, plunged in, and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Richardson, J. Case 34726

On the 22nd July, 1906, Emma Fell, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Canal Lock at Ince, near Wigan, there being a depth of 12 feet of water at the time. J. Richardson, at great risk, jumped in and kept her afloat till they were got out with a boat-hook, and Harry Osborn, Police Constable, then restored her to consciousness.

Certificate to Harry Osborn.

Robinson, Charles A., aged 12 Case 34810

On the 2nd August, 1906, a little girl was paddling in the Thames at Greenwich and was washed out some distance into 12 feet of water. Charles A. Robinson, aged 12, at great risk, swam out and managed to bring her back to land.

Robinson, Geo., Constable, Metropolitan Police Case 34709

At 11.25 p.m. on the 7th July, 1906, Louis A. Fewings threw himself into the river at the Shadwell entrance to the London Docks, the depth being 23 feet. At great risk, Geo. Robinson,plunged in, and, in spite of his struggles, succeeded in saving him.

Ryan, William Case 34911

On the 7th July, 1906, owing to a sudden flood, the Layou River, Dominica, overflowed its bank, the roadway near becoming a torrent which surrounded a woman, who, in order to save herself from being swept away, held on to a cocoa-tree. At great risk, William Ryan went through the flood, and succeeded, with the aid of ropes, in bringing her to a place of safety.

Sanders, Leslie Y. ,aged 12 Case 34614

On the 7th June, 1906, a girl fell into the sea from a groyne at Westcliffe, there being a depth of 8 feet with an ebb tide. Leslie Y. Sanders, age 12, at great risk, plunged in and succeeded in bringing her to the side.

Scottow, Arthur, Marine Fireman Case 34999

On the 30th September, 1906, a man threw himself overboard from a steamer into the Humber at Hull, there being a strong ebb tide running. Arthur Scottow, at once plunged in, and managed to keep him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Sheppard, Joseph Case 35070

On the 28th October, 1906, P. Clunan was thrown into the sea in Ardfry Bay, co. Galway, owing to the capsizing of a boat. Joseph Sheppard, who was also in the boat, swam ashore, and undressing, again went out, and, at great risk, succeeded in saving him.

Simm, Robert Case 34615

On the 10th June, 1906, a boy named Drape fell into the Tyne at Newcastle. Robert Simm and W. McNally both plunged in, but Simm reached the boy first, and, at great risk, was able to rescue him.

Vellum to McNally.

Singh, Jawan, Sepoy 45th Rattrays Sikhs Case 34423

At 5.30 p.m. on the 22nd December, 1905, a sudden flood rushed down a nullah at Nowshera, India, sweeping away a man and woman who were sheltering from the rain. Jawan Singh plunged in and brought the woman out, but she did not recover. He also attempted to save the man but failed.

Singh, Natha, Police Constable, India Case 34647

On the 26th August, 1905, a boy fell down a well 27 ft. deep with 12 ft. of water in it, at Jagadhri, India. Natha Singh, Police Constable, at great risk, went down and supported the lad till they were pulled out with a rope.

Smith, William, Coastguard Boatman Case 34809

On the 25th July, 1906, a boat capsized in a rough sea in Ballysodare Bay, co Sligo, one of the crew became entangled in the gear and could not free himself. William Smith, Coastguard Boatman, jumped overboard from a boat which had put off to the rescue, and, at great risk, freed the man and succeeded in saving him.

Southern, James Case 34740

On the 4th July, 1906, Clarence Iddon, while bathing in the sea at Fleetwood, was caught by a wave and carried out a distance of 120 yards. At great risk, James Southern swam out and succeeded in bringing him to land

Spencer, Thos. C., A B , H.M.S. Euralus Case 34433

At 11 p.m. on the 30th November, 1905, a man fell into the harbour at Freemantle, Western Austalia. The night was dark, the depth 30 feet, and the place was infested with sharks. Spencer, at great risk, jumped in and swam with him to the landing.

Srachan, Alexander Case 34507

On the 5th March, 1906, John Reid was accidentally knocked overboard from the trawler Anchor of Hope 20 miles off the Butt of Lewis, there being a heavy sea running at the time. At great risk, Strachan plunged after him, and, after a hard struggle, got him back to the trawler in an exhausted state.

Stitchiner, P., aged 13 Case 34897

On the 1st August, 1906, Geo. Gregory, who cannot swim, was bathing in the Thames at Wandsworth when he got into deep water. W. Geo. Ives went to his help, but was carried away and drowned. P. Stitchiner, aged 13, then went in, and, at great risk, succeeded in saving him.

Memoriam to relatives of Ives.

Stout, James, schoolboy aged 12 Case 34618

On the 29th May, 1906, W. Pritchard fell into the Regent's Canal, Hoxton, and sank in 12 feet of water. James Stout, aged 12, schoolboy, at great risk, dived in where the bubbles were rising and was successful in rescuing him.

Strong, A.W., Captain 10th Lancers Case 34449

About noon on the 14th December, 1905, Sepoy Gul H. Khan was watering his horse at a pool at Ghagra Ghat, India, when both man and horse got into a deep hole. Captain Strong, at great risk, went in and made a gallant attempt to save him but failed.

Stumke, John See Vermaak, Gert Case 34451

Tom See Fox, H.C. Case 35085

Trappler, Kino Case 34544

On the 31st March, 1906, C.T. Squirrel fell from the pier into the sea at Southend, there being a depth of 12 feet and the tide running out strongly. At geat risk, Kino Trappler went in and swam with him to the landing.

Tullett, E.F., aged 14 Case 34687

At 7.45 p.m. on the 24th June, 1906, a boy named Barker fell into the Ouse at King's Lynn, the depth being 13 to 14 feet, with a strong tide. E.F. Tullett, aged 14, at great risk, jumped in, and was successful in saving him.

Vermaak, Gert Case 34451
White, W.
Stumke, John

On the 13th and 14th September, 1905, the Gamtoos river in Cape Colony came down in heavy flood, overflowing its banks and endangering many lives. Gert Wermaak, W. White John Stumke, O. Middleton, J. Du Plessis, and W.G. Hughes, at great risk, succeeded in saving the lives of twenty-one persons who had taken refuge in trees amid the rushing waters.

Vellum to O. Middleton, J. Du Plessis, and W.G. Hughes.

Walker, Edith D., aged 14 Case 34713

On the 11th July, 1906, a girl fell from a rock into the sea at Kinghorn, Fife, there being a depth of 10 feet and a strong tide running. Edith D. Walker, aged 14, at great risk, courageously plunged in and succeeded in saving her.

Waman, Raoji, Police Constable Case 34418

At 11.30 a.m. on the 20th September, 1905, a Hindu woman accidentally fell into a well at Bombay, and her husband, although unable to swim, jumped in to try and save her. The depth of water in the well was 14 feet, and the distance from the surface to the water level 6 1/2 feet. At great risk Waman jumped in and supported both till further help came and they were got out.

Watkins, T.W., Constable Hull City Police Case 34471

At 5.40 a.m. on the 25th January, 1906, George Atkinson, an old man of 64, fell into the Princes Dock at Hull. The morning was very dark and the depth 20 feet. At great risk, T.W. Watkins, jumped in and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

White, W See Vermaak, Gert Case 34451

Witt, F.C. First Mate of the Lightship Service Case 34658

On the 8th June, 1906, T. Easton fell overboard from a vessel in the Gaspar Channel, Calcutta, and drifted away. F.C. Witt, First Mate of the Lightship Service, jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Wright, William, Trinity Pilot Case 34425

At 11.10 p.m. on the 16th December, 1905, a man named Weeks in some way fell into the sea at Dartmouth. Wright, at great risk, plunged in from the embankment and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat, when Henry O'Donnell restored Weeks, who was unconscious.

Certificate to O'Donnell.

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