ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY BRONZE MEDALS CITATIONS
TAKEN FROM THE ANNUAL REPORT 1908

Compiled by Peter Helmore

Abbey, James S.  Case 35816

On the 2nd November 1907, Thomas Saddler fell overboard from a trawler off Cape Ghir, Morocco, there being a heavy swell on, the vessel going 10 knots, and many sharks near. Abbey jumped overboard and supported him till they were picked up by a boat twenty minutes after.

Almeida, Felix.  Case 36123

On the 2nd May 1908, the SS Arndale collided with a Dutch galliot off Flamborough Head during a dense fog, the mate of the galliot being knocked overboard. Almeida went in from the Arndale with a line and succeeded in saving him.

Arunachellam. Private Carnatic Infantry.  Case 36312

On the 8th June 1908, a woman, while drawing water, fell down a well at St.Thomas Mount, Madras, the depth being 38 feet with 13 feet of water in it. Arunachellam went down and kept her afloat till she was pulled up by a rope.

Badrali. Private West African Frontier Force.  See Tucker, F.StG. Case 36054

Bailey, George W. Police Constable.  Case 35801

On the 10th November 1907, G C Fox fell from a groyne into the sea at Hove, the depth being 15 feet and the night foggy. Bailey swam out and with difficulty succeeded in saving him.

Baker, Alexander.  Case 36168

On the 26th July 1908, two boys, while bathing in the Thames at Cherry Garden Pier, Bermondsey, were carried out by the tide into deep water. Baker plunged in fully clothed and succeeded in saving both.

Baltic, John.  Case 36315

On the 5th September 1908, a boy fell into the Thames at Westminster Bridge and was carried out 20 yards into a dangerous place. Baltic plunged in and caught him and both were towed to the landing by a boat.

Bennett, Lauson.  Case 36424

On the 10th October 1908, a man jumped from the ferry boat into the Tyne at South Shields, there being a depth of 25 feet and the night dark. Bennett went after him and succeeded in taking him to the shore.

Bishop, William.  Case 35834

On the 1st February 1908, two men were surrounded by the sea under the cliff at Broadstairs, and the rapidly rising tide made their position very dangerous. Bishop was lowered from the cliff, a height of 60 feet, and was instrumental in saving them.

Boyce, E.  Case 35835
Keeley, Harold P.

On the 12th November 1907, a coolie, on entering the hold of the SS Lindula at Rangoon, was overcome by foul gas. E Boyce and J H Kenny followed each other down, but were also overcome. Keeley went down with a rope, but, becoming unconscious, had to be drawn up. George Kinloch and D J McCorkindale with lines and boathooks, then got all the men up, but Kenny and the coolie had succumbed.

Testimonials on vellum to Kinloch and McCorkindale; "In Memoriam" to relatives of Kenny.

Brown, Charles. Police Sergeant.  Case 36279

On the 3rd July 1908, H Phillips was bathing in the reservoir at Edgbaston, when he took cramp in 20 feet of water 25 yards from the side. Brown swam to his help and succeeded in saving him.

Brown, Herbert.  Case 36374

On the 2nd October 1908, C Halkes went down a well at Dunston Vicarage to examine the pipe and was overcome by foul gas. Sidney Lupton, aged 14, went to his help, but was also struck down. Brown then went down, but also became unconscious. Eventually all three were pulled up by a rope with a hook at the end of it, but only Brown recovered, the other two being dead.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of Lupton.

Carter, Frank J.  Case 36289

On the 2nd August 1908, a boat with three persons on board was capsized about 1½ miles from shore in the Straits of Messina, Sicily. The boatman supported himself on the boat and Carter kept his companion afloat for about 15 minutes, when they were picked up.

Chalmers, Alexander.  Case 35781

On the 8th December 1907, J Galloway accidentally fell from the pier-head at Drummore, Wigtownshire, there being a heavy sea and a dark night. Chalmers plunged in fully clothed and was successful in saving him.

Chandler, E. Trumpeter RFA.  See Warren, E.C. Case 36182

Chase, Zemblett.  Case 35803

On the 23rd December 1907, a man named Hook accidentally fell into a pond at High Halden, the night being dark and the depth 8 to 10 feet. Chase went in and succeeded in bringing him out, but he did not recover.

Crawford, William.  Case 35928

On the 12th May 1908, an old man, aged 70, in coming ashore from his ship, fell into the Middle Dock, South Shields. Crawford plunged in and kept him afloat, but when further help came he was found to be dead.

Creeth, G.W. Sgt Major RE.  See Poole, B. Case 36027

Crozier, H.C. Lieutenant.  See Maclear, P. Case 36397

Daniel, H.G   See Morris, A.T. Case 35948

Dauncey, J. Captain Dorset Regiment.  Case35900

On the 11th February 1908, a fishing boat with four persons on board was capsized about 150 yards from shore at Cannanore, India, there being a strong tide and a danger from sharks. The two boatmen held on to the boat. Dauncey caught the third man, who could not swim, and was successful in landing him.

Davies, John R.  Case 36360

On the 16th September 1908, a boy fell into the Severn at Worcester. George Yates, P.C., who cannot swim, went in to try and reach him, but got into deep water. Davies then went in and succeeded in saving both.

Testimonial on vellum to PC Yates.

Denton, John R.  Case 35892

On the 24th February 1908, a man in a fit of insanity threw himself overboard from the SS Arzila off Mogador, on the coast of Morocco, there being a gale blowing and a high sea at the time. Denton slid down a rope into the sea, but failed in his attempt to rescue him.

Dick. Deckhand.  Case 35782

On the 1st September 1907, a boy fell overboard from the SS Raven in the Muri Creek, Southern Nigeria, there being a strong tide and danger from crocodiles. Dick, a deckhand on the steamer, at once sprang in and rescued him.

Doran, W. Driver RFA.  See Warren, E.C. Case 36182

Dore, C.W. Lighthouseman.  Case 36398
Jenkins, T.V
. Lighthouseman.

On the 18th June 1908, a sailor whose ship had been lost, was drifting near to shore at Ras Gharib in the Red Sea, he being on a hatch cover. Dore and Jenkins went out to try and rescue him but did not succeed, and he was drowned.

Douglas, J.S.C. Doctor.  Case 36342

On the 31st July 1908, Millie Webb was bathing in Trevone Bay, Padstow, and was being carried away by the current. Her brother, R W Webb, went to her help, but was drowned. Dr Douglas then went in and was successful in saving her.

"In Memoriam" to the relatives of R.W.Webb.

Dunphy, Thomas P.  Case 35923

On the 7th May 1908, a boy fell into the mill-pond at Leigh and was carried out 20 yards, the depth being 10 feet. Dunphy, on reaching the place, swam out and rescued him, and then restored him to consciousness.

Edwards, Hugh. Commander.  Case 36457
Mutch, James. Able Seaman.

On the 3rd November 1908, Stephen Gould accidentally fell overboard from HMS Agamemnon in the Downs, the weather being cold and foggy. Edwards and Mutch jumped after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Erskine, John.  Case 35854

On the 1st February 1908, a lady, while skating, fell through the ice on a reservoir at Vancouver, British Columbia, the depth being 10 feet, and 40 feet from the bank. Erskine jumped in and supported her till a pole was got and she was pulled out.

Everson, H.A.  Case 36239

On the 30th July 1908, W Smith slipped from a jetty into the sea at Clacton and was carried out 100 yards by the tide. Everson, a visitor, swam out and succeeded in bringing him back to land.

Fenty, John.  Case 36208

On the 15th August 1908, Alexander Slater threw himself overboard from his ship in the Albert Basin, Aberdeen, the depth being 15 feet and the water very foul. Fenty swam out 60 to 70 yards and was successful in saving him.

Francis, John J. Boy Bombardier RGA.  Case 35808

On the 5th December 1907, Richard Francis accidentally fell into the river at Cork, but did not get out of his depth. His wife, not knowing this, jumped in lower down to try and save him, but at once got into difficulty in deep water. Their son, John Francis, hearing their cries, ran to the place, and, plunging in, rescued his mother and then got his father out.

Francis, Kenneth.  Case 36264
Francis, Stephen.
Krieger, Charles.

On the 14th August 1908, Frank Walsh fell from the pier into the sea at Penarth and was swept away by the strong tide running, the night being dark at the time. K Francis, S Francis and Krieger plunged in, and having found him kept him up until they were picked up by a boat.

Francis, Stephen.  See Francis, K. Case 36264

Garrett, G. Lance Corporal Bedfordshire Regiment.  Case 36053
Henley, C.B.
Commander.
Salmond, H.M.
Lieutenant RIM.

On the 17th March 1908, a soldier, while climbing the cliffs at Marshag Point, Aden, fell into a land locked bay, the tide being low at the time. Garrett got down the cliff from a height of 200 feet and drew him from within reach of the sea. Henley and Salmond rowed in as near as possible and then swam some 50 yards, but found the man dead, and along with Garrett got his body on board the boat and landed it.

Ghoraib, Hassan Ali.  Case 35793

On the 29th November 1907, the tug-boat Darfeel went on shore at Ras-el-Ghain, on the coast of Tripoli, the sea being very rough at the time. Ghoraib swam ashore with a line, the whole of the crew being thereby enabled to reach land.

Greenwood, H. Lieutenant HMS Vernon.  Case 36452

On the 9th November 1908, N Mulford was thrown into the sea at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour owing to his boat sinking after being in collision. Greenwood jumped in and supported him until they were picked up.

Hake, Frederick A.  Case 35805

On the 5th January 1908, a lady fell through the ice while skating on the lake at Corsham, Wilts, the depth being 6 to 8 feet. Hake went in and succeeded in saving her.

Haley, Patrick T. Aged 15.  Case 36159

On the 10th July 1908, a boy fell into the Thames from the Training Ship Arethusa at Greenhithe, the depth being 4 fathoms with a strong tide running. Haley plunged in from the ship, but in spite of his efforts the boy was drowned.

Harris, Edwin. Coastguard Boatman.  Case 36336

On the 10th August 1908, a boat with six persons on board was capsized in 13 feet of water at Poole. Three of these who could swim saved themselves. Harris went in and held up two men until a boat came. He then dived for the remaining man and swam with him to the shore.

Harris, John. Quartermaster.  Case 36470

On the 5th December 1908, Peter Gilbert fell overboard from the SS Laurentian at the Tail of the Bank. Harris plunged in after him and kept him afloat till ropes were thrown and they were got on board.

Harrison, A. Sergeant Norwich City Police.  Case 36415

On the 26th September 1908, an old man of 66 accidentally fell into the Wensum at Norwich, there being a depth of 10 feet. Harrison plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Henley, C.B. Commander.  See Garrett, G. Case 36053

Higgins, Charles.  Case 35869

On the 15th January 1908, J H Gilmer threw himself overboard from SS Dunluce Castle off the South African coast. The ship was steaming 11½ knots and the locality abounds with sharks. Higgins, of Stourbridge, who was a passenger, jumped after him, but failed to reach him before he sank.

Hobson, W. Staff-Sergeant M.P.S.Corps.  Case 36291

On the 18th August 1908, a boy named Jones fell from the pier at Pembroke Dock and was carried out 50 yards into 20 feet of water. Hobson swam out and rescued him.

Hodge, David L.  Case 35933

On the 14th February 1908, a man was thrown into the water by the capsizing of a boat in the dockyard at Devonport. Hodge jumped in and kept him afloat until they were got into a boat.

Hollis, George T.  Case 36453

On the 10th November 1908, George Gooch, while examining an empty rosin still at Messrs. Grindley’s Works, Poplar, was overcome by foul gas. Hollis, a fellow workman, went in and was successful in saving him.

Holman Hunt, H.L. Engineer.  Case 35855

On the 27th September 1907, a woman fell from a boat into the River Irrawaddy, at Sagaing, Upper Burma, the river being in flood and 20 feet deep. Holman Hunt swam out and caught her, but being dragged under water had to let go and save himself.

Holten, William.  Case 36083

On the 21st May 1908, a boat with two men on board was capsized about two miles off Polperro, Cornwall. Holten jumped in from another boat and rescued one of the men, the other being drowned.

Hope-Jones, Frank.  Case 35823

On the 4th January 1908, E P Brand fell through the ice at Welsh Harp, Hendon, the depth at the place being 10 feet. E M Vipan crawled along the thin ice and tried to reach him with a stick, but failed. Hope-Jones went in, and diving, tried to find him, but also failed.

Testimonial on vellum to Vipan.

Hundley, Oswald.  Case 36303

On the 11th August 1908, a lady visitor fell from the rocks into a deep and dangerous pool in the Fairy Glen at Bettws-y-Coed. Hundley plunged in and with much difficulty succeeded in saving her.

Iles, H.  Case 35931

On the 3rd May 1908, a lad, named Cooper, fell into the river at Stourbridge, the depth being 12 feet and the river in flood. Iles jumped in and caught him, both then being carried over the weir, below which they were got out.

Jackson, Ernest.   District Messenger.  Case 36259

On the 13th August 1908, W Pearson was surrounded by the incoming tide at Felixstowe, he being then 250 yards from the shore. Jackson swam out and was successful in bringing him to land.

Jeans, Dudley M. Aged 15.  Case 36454

On the 13th November 1908, a child accidentally fell into the Severn at Worcester and was carried out into 16 feet of water. Jeans plunged in and succeeded in effecting the rescue.

Jenkins, T.V. Lighthouseman.  See Dore, P. Case 36398

Jones, Ellis O.  Case 36363

On the 18th August 1908, a boy named Griffith fell into the harbour at Portmadoc, there being a depth of 20 feet and no means of landing. Jones jumped in and kept him afloat until they were got out with a rope.

Keeley, Harold P.  See Boyce, E. Case 35835

Kelly, Timothy. Night Constable.  Case 35914

On the 13th May 1908, a woman accidentally fell into the Shannon at Limerick, the depth being 13 feet below the quay level. Kelly plunged in and caught her, and they were got up with the help of a ladder.

Keshav, Chhiba.  Case 36396

On the 22nd October 1907, a woman when drawing water from a well at Hajira accidentally fell in, the depth being 19 feet with 10 feet of water in it. Keshav jumped in and supported her until they were got out with ropes.

Khan, A.S. Sowar 30th Lancers.  See Singh, Sher. Case 35975

Khan, H.A. Sowar 30th Lancers.  See Singh, Sher. Case 35975

Krieger, Charles.  See Francis, K. Case 36264

Larvin, Edward.  Case 35840

On the 24th December 1907, a man named Foster fell into the dock at Hull, the depth being 24 feet, and the water cold and frosty. Larvin jumped in, but failed to reach him before he sank, and was himself got out with a rope.

Laterie, Ariste. French Seaman.  Case 36370

On the 30th September 1908, John G Wilson fell into the Tyne at the ferry landing at North Shields and sank in 10 feet of water. Laterie plunged in, and after diving twice found and rescued the lad.

Lavender, W.M.  Case 36252

On the 3rd August 1908, J Pinson was in a boat which was carried over the weir in the Severn at Stourport and capsized. Lavender swam out 40 yards and managed to push the boat with Pinson on it to the bank.

Lewis, G. Major RFA.  Case 35811

On the 22nd January 1908, Patrick Tierney, in trying to cross the River Suir, near Waterford, was parted from his horse, the river being in flood and 10 to 15 feet deep. Lewis plunged in and caught him, but could not get him to land, and, becoming exhausted, both were being swept away. Lieut M A Phillips RFA and P McCann then went in and rescued Major Lewis, but Tierney was drowned.

Testimonials on vellum to Phillips and McCann.

Maclear, P. Captain.  Case 36397
Crozier, H.C.
Lieutenant.

On the 12th August 1908, Lieut. C C A Cooper, 1st Bttn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, accidentally fell into the Blue Nile at Khartoum and was swept away by the current. Maclear and Crozier both went in, but failed to find him and he was drowned.

Mallah, Thaggai. Boatman.  Case 35820

On the 7th July 1907, a boat with seven persons on board was capsized on the Gogra River, India, the depth being 7 to 8 feet, with a strong current running. Mallah succeeded in saving three women and a child, and also attempted to save the other two, who were drowned.

Matthews, W. Constable City Police.  Case 35930

On the 6th May 1908, a man fell into the Thames from the Temple Pier and was carried out 20 yards. Matthews plunged in and with some difficulty rescued him.

McMillan, J.  Case 36290

On the 23rd June 1908, a fishing boat with four men on board was capsized about 150 yards from shore at Portrush. One of the crew, named Bacon, swam in near to the shore, when J McMillan, S G Naylor, D Martin and J Bradley entered the water and landed him, W Gibbons RIC restoring him. McMillan then swam out, but failed to reach any of the remaining three men, who were drowned.

Certificate to Gibbons; Testimonial on vellum to the others.

Mirams, Miss I.G.  Case 36038

On the 23rd June 1908, three children were washed from the rocks at West Pentire, Cornwall, the sea being very rough. Sister Emilie at once went in to their help, but was dashed against the rocks and drowned. Miss Mirams also went in, but was overcome by the heavy sea. Thomas Rowe went in with a line and saved Miss Mirams. Capt. H Fenton went in with a line and rescued one child, the other two being drowned.

Testimonial on vellum to Fenton; Pecuniary to Rowe; "In Memoriam" to relatives of Sister Emilie.

Mitchell, J. Marine Engineer.  Case 35976

On the 30th March 1908, T G Campbell, in following his employment, entered the boiler of a steam trawler at Granton and was overcome by foul air. Mitchell went in, but was also overcome. When the danger was past Mitchell was got out alive, Campbell being dead.

Morley, Edward.  Case 36165

On the 12th July 1908, J Wright fell into the Thames at East Greenwich, there being a depth of 18 feet, with a strong tide. Morley plunged in, but being clutched, could not rescue him and he was drowned.

Morris, A.T.  Case 35948
Daniel, H.G.

On the 15th May 1908, a boat with D E J Evans and two ladies on board was capsized on the Tivy at Cardigan, the depth being 12 feet and the distance from the side 80 yards. Morris and Daniel jumped from a boat and assisted Evans in supporting the ladies until all were picked up.

Muir, Amand R.  Case 35954

On the 2nd April 1908, a boat with three persons on board got into a rough sea about a mile from Ardrossan, and one of them, named Stewart, was washed overboard. Muir at once jumped after him and swam with him 150 yards to Horse Island. Returning, he found the boat capsized and the third man washed away, and again reaching the island he found Stewart had also been washed from the rocks and drowned.

Muller, J. Estate Proprietor.  Case 36465

On the 19th April 1908, Ang San fell from the wharf into the river at Pahang, the depth being 15 to 20 feet and danger from crocodiles. Muller plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Mutch, James. Able Seaman.  See Edwards, H. Case 36457

Nash, Frederick.  Case 36390

On the 25th August 1908, a boat with three persons on board was capsized at the mouth of Dartmouth Harbour, there being a depth of 6 fathoms. Nash got one of his comrades on the bottom of the boat and then dived for the other, named Kellond, and held him up until a boat picked them up. On landing F Hayter restored Kellond, who was unconscious.

Certificate to Hayter.

Naylor, John. Furnace Labourer.  Case 35813

On the 22nd January 1908, at Derby Ironworks, Bolton.

See Silver Medal to James Moores Acts of Gallantry Vol II Page 119.

Neale, George.  Case 36383

On the 30th August 1908, two boys named Snell and Spencer were bathing in the Humber at Hull when Snell got into difficulty, and Spencer, going to his help, also got into danger. Neale then went in and rescued Snell, but Spencer was drowned.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of Spencer.

Newbould, W.T. Aged 13.  Case 36340

On the 16th August 1908, a boy fell into the Thames at Purfleet, the depth being 15 feet with a strong and dangerous tide. Newbould went in and was successful in bringing him to shore.

O’Shea, Joseph.  Case 35829
Williams, R.

On the 28th November 1907, three men were thrown into the Thames at Blackfriars Bridge, the scaffold on which they were working having collapsed while a caisson was being lowered. O’Shea and Williams promptly went to their help and succeeded in rescuing them.

Rawlinson, B.  Case 35851

On the 22nd February 1908, Rawlinson and J Bradshaw went down the shaft of the Gravel Hole Pit, at Bolton to do some repairs, when Bradshaw was overcome by foul gas and fell out of the cage on to a platform some feet below. Rawlinson went to his help, but could not get him back and he fell down the shaft. William Jones afterwards went down, but failed to find him.

Testimonial on vellum to Jones.

Ormsby, S.  Case 35795

On the 22nd November 1907, a native fell from the pier into deep water at Jinja, Uganda, the night being dark and crocodiles common. Ormsby plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Parkhill, George.  Case 36209

On the 5th August 1908, a pilot named Parkhill was thrown into the River Dee at Kircudbright owing to his boat capsizing as he was leaving a ship he was taking down the river. His son, George Parkhill, plunged in from the ship and supported his father until they were picked up by a boat, but he did not recover.

Parkinson, A.  Case 35860

On the 12th March 1908, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into 40 feet of water in the Park Lake, Blackburn. Parkinson, hearing the splash, plunged in and was successful in saving her.

Paton, James A.  Case 36288

On the 16th April 1907, a coolie fell from a raft into the Kamawkala Rapids in the Thowngyin River, Burma. Paton jumped after him and was successful in saving him.

Petts, T.R. Bombardier RGA.  Case 36271

On the 13th July 1908, a boat with eight men on board was capsized off Europa Point, Gibraltar. One man swam to shore, one was drowned, and six clung to the boat. A boat went out to their help from which Petts jumped in and assisted them all in getting on board.

Poe, A.P. Sergeant Major Mounted Infantry Staff School.  Case 36253

On the 5th August 1908, Ghulam Hassan, a sepoy, while swimming across a nullah at Sialkot, India, threw up his arms and sank in deep water. Poe went in fully clothed and rescued him.

Poole, B. L/Cpl RE.  Case 36027
Creeth, G.W.
Sgt Major RE.

On the 25th April 1908, HMS Gladiator off Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

See Silver Medal to Cpl G.J.F.Stenning Acts of Gallantry Vol II Page 119.

Rahman, Abdul. Police Constable.  Case 36232

On the 24th April 1908, two boys, aged about 14, got into a tank at Murpur Fort, Kangra District, India, there being a depth of 7 feet. Rahman plunged in and succeeded in saving both.

Rahtkens, C.E. 3rd Officer R.M.S.P. Coy’s. SS Thames.  Case 36466

On the 5th November 1908, a man, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the dock at Buenos Aires. Rahtkens jumped in and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Robertson, R. Lance Corporal Royal Scots Fusiliers.  Case 36202

On the 13th August 1908, John KcKie accidentally fell into the dock at Ayr, there being a depth of 14 feet. Robertson jumped in and was successful in saving him.

Rowland, Ernest J.  Case 36127

On the 15th July 1908, George Sims fell into the sea from the works at the end of Southend Pier, there being a depth of 16 feet. Rowland plunged in, but being clutched, failed to rescue him and he was drowned.

Salmond, H.M. Lieutenant RIM.  See Garrett, G. Case 36053

Sanders, A.A. Captain East Lancashire Regiment.  Case 35964

On the 5th March 1908, Capt Sanders and Lieut F M James, East Lancashire Regt., were in a boat which was capsized in a rough sea 220 yards from shore at Karachi, India. Capt. Sanders kept his companion afloat until they were picked up ten minutes after.

Sarbaz.  Case 35814

On the 1st May 1907, Gobina Rai fell into the Cabul river from a bridge of boats at Nowshera, India, the river being in flood and running strong. Sarbaz plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Scanlan, Thomas. Fireman SS Prudhoe Castle.  Case 35807

On the 24th December 1907, Thomas Savory fell overboard from a vessel into the dock at Hull, there being dense fog at the time, and the depth 30 feet. Scanlan jumped from his ship and was successful in saving him.

Singh, Babu. Sepoy.  Case 35815

On the 17th October 1907, Col. T Jermyn, 74th Punjabis, accidentally fell down a well at Sehora, India, the water being deep and 18 feet below the surface. Singh jumped down and supported him until a rope was got and he was pulled out.

Singh, Harbhaf. Lance Dafedar 3rd Skinner’s Horse.  Case 35806

On the 4th October 1907, a man, while bathing in a pond at Neemuch, India, sank in 12 feet of water 100 yards from the bank. Singh plunged in and rescued him in an unconscious state.

Singh, J. Sowar 30th Lancers.  See Singh, Sher. Case 35975

Singh, Sher. Lance Naick 30th Lancers.  Case 35975
Khan, A.S.
Sowar 30th Lancers.
Khan, H.A.
Sowar 30th Lancers.
Singh, J.
Sowar 30th Lancers.

On the 3rd February 1908, a man fell down a well 45 feet deep, with 15 feet of water in it, at Jhansi, India. There was great danger in going down owing to the branch of a tree being in the well. Sher Singh, A S Khan, H A Khan and J Singh all went down, but after diving failed to find the man, and he was drowned.

Spratt, Moody.  Case 36299

On the 21st August 1908, a boy while at play fell into the Lagan at Belfast and sank in 8 feet of very foul water. Spratt jumped in from a height of 9 feet and dived many times, but failed to find him.

Stark, Frederick.  Bronze Clasp Case 35846

On the 24th December 1907, a boy accidentally fell into the harbour at Leith, the depth being 16 feet, and the water very foul. Stark jumped in from a height of 20 feet and with difficulty succeeded in saving him.

Summers, G.E.  Case 36254

On the 5th August 1907, a boy fell down a well 60 feet deep at Northrepps, Cromer, there being 4 feet of water at the bottom. Summers, aged 57, went down the chain hand over hand and supported the boy until a rope was got and they were drawn up.

Swinney, William.  Case 36407

On the 1st August 1908, a youth named Boocock fell from a jetty a height of 20 feet into the Tyne at North Shields, there being a depth of 26 feet with a strong ebb tide. Swinney plunged in fully clothed and was successful in saving him.

Tame, Harry J. Lock-keeper.  Case 36213

On the 12th August 1908, a boy, named Warner, fell into the Weir Pool at Henley, the depth being 18 to 20 feet and the place very dangerous. Tame jumped in and was successful in saving him.

Thomas, Bertie P. Aged 15.  Case 36233

On the 3rd August 1908, George Lambe, aged 6, fell from the quay into the harbour at Saltash, Cornwall, there being a depth of 9 feet, with an ebb tide. Thomas, who has only one eye, plunged in, and having caught him, he was taken into a boat, after which Thomas himself swam to shore.

Thompson, J.  Case 36227

On the 6th June 1908, Thompson and W Gregson were bathing in the sea at Prestatyn, when Gregson got into difficulty. Thompson tried to save him, but failed, and then got to shore himself, where with J Griffiths he got a boat out, but this was capsized in the surf, and he had then to rescue Griffiths, who could not swim, Gregson in the meantime being drowned.

Tibbs, George. HMS Natal.  Case 36122

On the 13th July 1908, a boy named Parnell fell overboard from HMS Shannon as the ship was entering the Forth. Tibbs jumped after him and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Tucker, F. StGeorge. Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment.  Case 36054
Badrali.
Private West African Frontier Force.

On the 16th June 1908, a canoe with a native soldier on board sank while crossing the River at Port Lokko, Sierra Leone. The river is deep, 80 yards wide, and much infested with crocodiles. Lieut. Tucker and Private Badrali swam across, and between them saved the man.

Waite, Henry O.  Case 36412

On the 6th September 1908, George Holmes while in a fit fell overboard from a boat in a very dangerous place at Vancouver, B.C. Waite at once jumped after him, but was unable to keep him afloat and was himself picked up in an exhausted state, Holmes was drowned.

Ward, Francis.  Case 35878

On the 25th September 1907, a man named Voller, while at work in a well 300 feet below the surface at Dover, became unconscious owing to foul air. Ward, a fellow workman, held him up to the fresh air supply for three hours, thus saving his life.

Warren, E.C. Lieutenant RFA.  Case 36182
Chandler, E.
Trumpeter RFA.
Doran, W.
Driver RFA.

On the 24th April 1908, a boat with a number of men on board sank while crossing the Gumpti River at Bibbiapore, Lucknow. Warren, Chandler and Doran rescued three men and attempted to rescue others, who were drowned.

Warwick, A.R.  Case 35836

On the 5th January 1908, a youth fell through the ice on the Wye at Hereford, the depth being 10 feet with a strong current. Warwick jumped in and was successful in rescuing him.

Watkins, Milsom.  Bronze Clasp Case 35791

On the 23rd December 1907, a boy fell into the Wye at Monmouth, the river being in flood, 12 to 14 feet deep, and very cold. Watkins plunged in and was successful in saving the lad.

Watson, William.  Case36319

On the 28th August 1908, two men were surrounded by the tide on the foreshore of the Tees at Port Clarence, and were in a very perilous position. Watson went to their help and with much difficulty was successful in saving both.

Wenlock, Walter.  Case 36234

On the 11th August 1908, a boat with two persons on board was capsized in 12 feet of water in the Hamble near Southampton. Wenlock, captain of a yacht, jumped in from a boat and rescued the lady and also assisted in saving her companion.

Willcock, A.R.G. Lieutenant RIM.  Case 35908

On the 14th February 1908, William Smith fell overboard from the RIMS Irrawaddy in the Manbin Creek, Burma. Willcock plunged in fully clothed and rescued him.

Williams, R.  See O’Shea, J. Case 35829

Younie, W.R. Aged 15.  Case 36284

On the 23rd August 1908, D E Burke took cramp while bathing in the Lossie at Elgin, the river being in flood and 15 feet deep. Younie plunged in fully clothed and succeeded in saving him.

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