ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY BRONZE MEDALS CITATIONS
TAKEN FROM THE ANNUAL REPORT 1910
Compiled by Peter Helmore

Ahern, Timothy. Case 37930

On the 23rd August 1910, William Hoare, aged 72, fell into the Lee at Cork. Ahern at once plunged in from the opposite side, swam across and caught him, further help being then given in getting them out, but Hoare was dead.

Allen, Miss B.E. Aged 16. Case 37428

On the 11th June 1910, a boy named Wake, who could not swim, got out into deep water while bathing in the Wharfe at Wetherby. Miss Allen jumped in from a boat and swam with him to the bank.

Anderson, D.J.   See Kellie, The Rev. J.

Appleton, Leonard W. Telegraph Boy.   Case 37493
Holloway, P.G. Telegraph Boy.

On the 24th June 1910, a boy got into difficulty while bathing in the Thames at Reading. Appleton and Holloway plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Baily, A.R.   Case 37634

On the 4th August 1910, T.Snelling was in a boat on the Thames, and was run down by the SS Eagle. Baily jumped from the vessel and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Baldwin, Walter F. Police Constable.   Case 37923

On the 13th October 1910, a man who was mad with drink threw himself into the Surrey Canal, Camberwell. Baldwin went in, and after a hard struggle succeeded in saving him.

Bartlett, Thomas J.   Case 37401

On the 1st June 1910, two youths fell into the Thames at Bermondsey, there being a depth of 12 feet. Bartlett dived in and rescued them.

Beckett, W.   See Smith, R. Case 37664

Bensley, Cecil.   Case 37627

On the 2nd August 1910, Bert Taylor accidentally fell into the harbour at Gorleston, the depth being 18 feet. Bensley plunged in, and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Benson, Joseph.   Case 37274

On the 13th March 1910, a woman, while crossing the Walney Channel, Barrow, on a plank, was swept off 50 yards from the shore, the depth being 10 feet with a strong tide. Benson swam out and was successful in saving her.

Bernard, Cecil A.F.   Case 37360

On the 20th May 1910, two girls were thrown into the Trent at Burton by the capsizing of a boat, the water being deep and the current strong. Bernard went in and in the end succeeded in saving both.

Bethell, W.J.   Case 37863

On the 3rd September 1910, two men were bathing in the Erme at Pamflete and were carried away by the tide, the place being very dangerous. Bethell plunged in and at great risk attempted to save them, but failed.

Breche, A.W. Seaman.   Case 37253

On the 24th December1909, a man fell into the basin at Exeter, the depth being 15 feet, no means of getting out, and a dense fog at the time. Breche plunged in, but was unable to find him and he was drowned.

Brodie, C.G. Lieutenant.   Case 37392

On the 14th July 1909, submarine C11 was run down by a steamer in the North Sea, throwing all the crew into the water, where Lieutenant Watkins was soon in difficulty. Brodie at once went to his help, and supported him till they were picked up by submarine C12.

Burt, William. Troop Cook of the Soudan.   Case 37818

On the 19th September 1910, F.J.Aylward, in trying to pass from the quay to the transport Soudan by means of a rope, fell into the harbour at Alexandria. Burt plunged in, but was unable to effect the rescue.

Cahill, Joseph J.   Case 37623

On the 4th August 1910, a youth fell into the Lee at Cork, the depth being 18 feet with a strong stream running. Cahill plunged in, and after a swim of 80 yards caught him and brought him to land.

Calder, James StG.   Case 37341
Hedstrom, Douglas.

On the 16th November 1909, Alexander McRae was skating on the river at Revelstoke, British Columbia, and fell through the ice into 15 feet of water. Calder and Hedstrom crawled out on the ice and at great risk got him out.

Cambers, A. Police Constable.   See Ives, B. Case 37333

Carter, James. Stoker.   Case 37226
Copestake, W.J. Able Seaman.

On the 28th July 1909, a man fell into the harbour at Wei-Hai-Wei between HMS King Alfred and a collier. Carter and Copestake went in, but after diving failed to find him.

Cells, Robert M.   Case 37359

On the 9th October 1908, a man, while bathing in the sea at Port Elizabeth, was carried away by the current, but succeeded in clinging to a wire rope placed a long way out for safety. Cells swam out and with much difficulty brought him in.

Chicogo, D. Company Sergeant Major.   Case 37848

On the 5th July 1910, Private E.Kale, of the West African Frontier Force, fell into the Kaduna river, Northern Nigeria, the depth being 25 feet with a strong current. Chicogo plunged in and succeeded in bringing him out.

Cook, Francis A.   Case 37635

On the 5th August 1910, a youth who could not swim fell from a raft into 12 feet of water in the Avon at Evesham. Cook plunged in and rescued him.

Copestake, W.J. Able Seaman.   See Carter, J. Case 37226

Corbett, Albert.   Case 37406

On the 2nd May 1910, two children fell into the canal at Dudley Port. Corbett ran to the place, and, jumping in, was able to save both.

Davies, E.R. Sub-Lieutenant RIMS Sladen.   Case 37894

On the 23rd April 1910, a woman fell from a boat into the Irrawaddy at Bhamo, deep water with a strong current. Davies jumped in and caught her, and they were got out with a line.

Davis, Henry J. Chief Officer SS Cyrian Prince.   Case 37296

On the 11th January 1910, a seaman was accidentally thrown into the sea off Tripoli owing to the capsizing of a boiler which was being landed. Well knowing the danger of sharks, Davis jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Denchfield, Thomas D. Leading Seaman HMS Vulcan.   Case 37422

On the 26th May 1910, C.E.Henderson fell overboard from submarine C19 in the Firth of Tay. Denchfield went in, but was unable to effect the rescue.

Denihan, W. Constable Metropolitan Police.   Case 37269

On the 1st March 1910, James Moore, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the Thames at Kingston, the river being in flood and 11 feet deep. Deniham plunged in, and after a struggle managed to save him.

Dominy, R.H. Chief Officer RMS Oronsa.   Case 37744

On the 4th June 1910, a man fell overboard from a lighter in the outer roads at Pernambuco, the sea being rough and infested with sharks. Dominy jumped in and supported him until they were picked up.

Donaldson, Robert.   Case 37646

On the 3rd July 1910, two men named Donaldson were bathing in the Lagan at Belfast, the place being 14 feet deep and very treacherous. Their brother, Robert Donaldson, went in to try and save them, but failed, and both were drowned.

Eary, Thomas.   Case 37396

On the 26th May 1910, E.J.White fell from a staging into the East India Dock, Blackwall, the depth being 20 feet and the water foul. Eary plunged in from a height of 15 feet and succeeded in saving him.

Edmunds, Thomas B.   Case 37654

On the 17th August 1910, two youths named Bowen, while bathing in the sea at Burry Port, were swept out into 18 to 20 feet of water. Edmunds swam out and rescued the elder, the younger being drowned.

Edwards, James P.   Case 37829

On the 29th September 1910, a woman threw herself into the Thames at Charing Cross, the depth being 14 to 15 feet and the tide running strong. Edwards plunged in and caught her, but she struggled so much he could not retain his hold, and she was drowned.

Ellis, J.M. Corporal Cape Mounted Police.   Case 37290

On the 29th December 1909, a man, while bathing in the Kubusie river, Cape Colony, was swept away by a strong current. Ellis plunged in and rescued him.

Elverson, James.   Case 37608

On the 22nd June 1910, a boy named Gregory, while bathing in the Thames at Lambeth, was carried away by the tide. Elverson swam out but failed to reach Gregory, who sank and was drowned.

Emler, F.W.   Case 37419

On the 9th June 1910, a child fell into the Thames at Pimlico, the depth being 9 feet with a fast tide. Emler went in and effected the rescue.

Field, John.   Case 37236

On the 26th September 1909, George Povey, while suffering from a fit, jumped overboard from his ship in Kamaran Bay, Red Sea, the place being infested with sharks. Field at once went after him and was successful in saving him.

Finnis, James W. Police Constable.   Bronze Clasp Case 37922

On the 1st November 1910, a woman, who had first cut her throat, threw herself into the dock entrance at Strood. Finnis plunged in and supported her till they were got out with a ladder.

Fitzsimmons, J   See Kellie, The Rev. J.

Folley, Reginald. Aged 13.   Case 37600

On the 19th June 1910, a youth named Coates took cramp while bathing in the Taw at Barnstable. Folley at great risk plunged in and succeeded in bringing him out.

Footman, Miss Frances.   Case 37801

On the 12th September 1910, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Thames at Chelsea Bridge. Alexander Mackay, aged 15, swam out 50 yards, but was clutched and could not save her. Miss Footman then swam out, and held her till a boat came and picked them up.

Testimonial on vellum to Mackay.

Fredericks, W. Able Seaman.   Case 37249

On the 17th February 1910, owing to the capsizing of a boat T.H.Wallis A.B., was thrown into the harbour at Dover. S.S.H.Shannon, surgeon, and G.Wake, signalman, RN, attempted to save him but failed. Fredericks then plunged in and kept him afloat till they were picked up.

Testimonials on vellum to Shannon and Wake

Gibson, Douglas F.T. Aged 8.   Case 37597

On the 7th June 1910, a child accidentally fell from a houseboat into the harbour at Hong Kong, there being a strong tide running. Gibson plunged in, swam about 30 feet, and got her back to the boat, where she was taken on board.

Greenidge, B. Able Seaman SS Aragon.   Case 37805

On the 2nd August 1910, George Parker, in going on board his vessel, fell into the dock at Buenos Aires, the water being very foul. Greenidge plunged in, and after diving succeeded in saving him.

Hadley, Horace. Aged 14.   Case 37463

On the 20th June 1910, a youth, while bathing in the Stour at Halesowen, got into a deep hole. Hadley went in to try and rescue him, but failed. Philip Crump then went in and lost his life in trying to save the youth who was drowned.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of Crump.

Haist, Herbert. Aged 13.   Case 37393

On the 23rd May 1906 (sic), a boy named Smith fell into the canal at Armley, there being a depth of 12 feet at the place. Haist at once jumped in from a height of 14 feet and rescued him.

Hardacre, David.   Case 37355

On the 18th May 1910, John Ingham was in a boat which filled and sank in the Ribble at Preston. Hardacre swam out from the bank and succeeded in saving him.

Hedstrom, Douglas.   See Calder, J.StG. Case 37341

Hesselbarth, O.W. Mate of SS Tuddal.   Case 37409

On the 29th March 1909, a seaman, in an attempt at suicide threw himself overboard from the SS Tuddal in the outer anchorage at Durban, there being a rough sea and a danger from sharks. Hesselbarth plunged in and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Hill, Henry C. Water Constable.   Case 37928

On the 2nd September 1910, a woman threw herself into the sea from a steamer lying alongside the wharf at Kingstown, Jamaica. Hill plunged in, and with some help from Joseph C.Douglas succeeded in saving her.

Testimonial on vellum to Douglas.

Holloway, P.G. Telegraph Boy.   See Appleton, L.W. Case 37493

Hood, Arthur. Able Seaman.   Case 37321

On the 11th April 1910, a man named Harwood fell overboard from HMS Grafton in the harbour at Portsmouth and was being carried away by the strong tide. Hood jumped in from a height of 16 feet and was successful in saving him.

Husain, S. Sowar 29th Lancers.   Case 37358

On the 2nd January 1910, a woman accidentally fell down a well at Bolarum, India, the well being 9 feet in diameter and 35 feet deep with 12 feet of water in it. Husain went down with a rope and effected her rescue.

Ives, Benjamin.   Case 37333
Pippett, H.W.
Cambers, A.
Police Constable.
Smokham, George.
Willis, H.E.

On the 26th April 1910, Thomas Clark went down to a flushing chamber in the sewer at Southall and was overcome by foul gas. The chamber is 4 feet square and 14 feet below the surface. Ives, Pippett, Cambers, Smokham and Willis went down one after the other to try and rescue him but failed, his body being got out by Willis.

Jackson, Ernest W. Able Seaman.   Case 37811

On the 21st July 1910, a man accidentally fell overboard from HMS Odin in the Persian Gulf, there being sharks in the locality. Jackson jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Jeffrey, James.   Case 37749
Reeve, Edward.

On the 8th August 1910, a man in some way fell into the Empress Dock, Southampton. Jeffrey and Reeve went in, and were successful in saving him.

Jones, Evan W. 2nd Officer SS Elswick Tower.   Case 37513

On the 12th June 1910, a man fell into the harbour at Savona, Italy, between a ship and the quay wall. Jones went in, and after a hard struggle succeeded in saving him.

Jones, Francis E.   Case 37685

On the 12th August 1910, a man, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the Thames from the Victoria Embankment. Jones plunged in and succeeded in landing him at the steps.

Judd, Charles J.N.   Case 37378

On the 21st May 1910, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Lea Cut at Hackney, there being a depth of 10 feet. Judd ran out from his house and jumping in succeeded in saving her.

Kellie, The Rev. John.   Case 37496
Fitzsimmons, J
Anderson, D.J.

On the 25th June 1910, nine persons were on an old boat which sank about 100 yards out on the Croy shore, Ayrshire. The Rev. Kellie, Fitzsimmons and Anderson swam out and succeeded in saving four of them, the other five being drowned.

Khan, A. Naik.   Case 37374
Sher, B. Sepoy.

On the 26th January 1910, Sepoy M.Khan of the 56th Punjabi Rifles, went into a tank at Garispur, India, to recover a shot duck and got into difficulties 100 yards out in deep water. Khan and Sher went in to his help, but were unable to rescue him and he was drowned

Kirkwood, W.D.    Captain SS Agenoria.   Case 37851

On the 13th February 1910, a man, in trying to go on board his ship, fell into the harbour at New York, the night being dark, with 14į of frost and the harbour full of drift ice. Kirkwood jumped in, and having caught the man they were got out with a rope.

Laidlaw, H.M. 5th Officer SS Oruba.   Case 37451

On the 20th February 1910, a sailor swam out some 300 yards in the harbour at Puerto, Colombia, after his hat, and took cramp. Liadlaw, knowing the danger from sharks, went in to his help, and with some assistance from W.H.Partridge, harbour master, was able to save him.

Testimonial on vellum to Partridge.

Lindsay, Miss E.C.E.   Case 37495

On the 26th May 1910, Miss A.Casserley, while bathing in the sea at Garrettstown, was carried away by the tide. Miss Lindsay went to her help, but was also carried away, and was picked up half a mile from the shore, Miss Casserley being drowned.

Lowe, A.D. Driver Lancashire Brigade RFA (Territorial).   See Philbin, T. Case 37620

MíConnell, Joseph H.   Case 37386

On the 31st May 1910, a boat with four men on board was upset about 100 yards from Bird Island in Strangford Lough. MíConnell and another man swam to the island, when MíConnell undressed, and swimming out to the boat, he towed it with the two men clinging to it back to the island.

Macauley, Angus. Lighthouse Keeper.   Case 37905

On the 14th September 1910, a child fell into the sea at Fladda, Sound of Scarba, and was carried out into 12 feet of water, the place being very dangerous. Macauley was called from his bed, and plunging in was successful in saving him.

Maclennan, M. Postman.   Case 37514

On the 23rd June 1910, a boy named Morrison, while bathing in the sea at Uig, was carried away by the strong current. Maclennan swam out and succeeded in bringing him to the shore.

Madden, Michael.   Case 37404

On the 29th March 1910, a boy, while at play, fell into the canal lock at Limerick. Madden jumped in and swam with him 60 yards and got him out.

Martin, Arthur W. Aged 14.   Case 37648

On the 5th August 1910, two youths were in a boat which capsized in the Firth of Clyde off Hunterís Quay, one of them named Nelson being under the sail. His companion, Martin, dived down and liberated him, and then kept him afloat till they were picked up.

McCarthy, James.   Case 37630

On the 3rd August 1910, a lad named Thornton fell into the London Dock, the depth being 28 feet. McCarthy plunged in and was successful in saving him.

Messina. Fisherman.   Case 37203

On the 6th August 1909, a steamer had gone ashore at Duiker Point, Cape Colony, there being a heavy surf breaking on the rocks. Messina rushed into the sea and got hold of a line which was thrown from the wreck by which two men were rescued.

Metcalf, G.F. Aged 13.   Case 37642

On the 2nd August 1910, a little boy fell into the Trent at East Stockwith. Metcalf, who cannot swim, went in and got him out.

Meyer, William C.   Case 37609

On the 19th July 1910, G.A.Bruce fell from the breakwater into the Tyne at South Shields. Meyer plunged in fully clothed and rescued him.

Millar, William R.   Case 37804

On the 21st July 1910, Mrs E.F.Goodwin was bathing in sea at Widenham, Natal, and was carried away by the current. Millar swam out, and succeeded in bringing her to shore in an unconscious state.

Miller, Joseph.   Case 37423

On the 13th June 1910, a youth, while bathing in the Wear at Chester-le-Street, got into a whirlpool 25 feet deep and sank. Miller went in, and after diving four times got him up, but he was dead.

Milne, Robert A. Lieutenant RNR.   Case 37317

On the 26th March 1910, a lady and a gentleman accidentally fell into the river at Rangoon, there being a very strong tide running. Milne, chief officer of the SS Itinda, plunged in and rescued both.

Mohammed, Abd Rabbo. Gunner Egyptian Artillery.   Case 37245

On the 29th May 1909, a man fell into the Nile at Mongalla, there being strong under-currents and danger from crocodiles. Mohammed plunged in, and after a hard struggle succeeded in saving him.

Moran, Francis. 2nd Mate British Barque Indian Empire.   Case 37832

On the 25th February 1910, a youth fell from the rigging of his ship into the Hunter river at Newcastle, New South Wales, the depth being 30 feet. Moran went in and succeeded in saving him.

More, George. 2nd Mate SS Cronstadt of Leith.   Case 37617

On the 24th June1910, Peter Miller and J.Marguson fell from a staging into the Neva at St. Petersburg, the depth being 27 feet with a 2-knot tide. More plunged in and rescued him.

Murphy, M. Constable RIC.   Case 37613

On the 29th July 1910, a boy accidentally fell into the sea from a boat slip at Courtmacsherry. Murphy plunged in and rescued him.

Newton, John.   Case 37910

On the 2nd September 1910, a man named Law fell into the Granville Dock, Dover, the depth being 20 feet and the place badly lighted. Newton plunged in, and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Nokannah, Sitti. Lascar.   Case 37194

On the 20th June 1909, a man fell into the harbour at Moulmein, the depth being 20 to 30 feet, the night being dark and wet with a strong ebb tide. Nokannah plunged in and swam with him to a mooring chain whence they were taken by a boat.

Patchell, Thomas. Constable R.I.C.   Case 37775

On the 26th August 1910, John McBriar, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the Lagan at Belfast, the depth being 25 to 30 feet and the tide half ebb. Patchell went in and at great risk succeeded in bringing him out, after which Constable Denis Costoloe RIC restored him.

Certificate to Costoloe.

Pease-Watkin, E.H. Lieutenant RFA.   Case 37527

On the 6th December 1909, a man rode his horse into a blind well at Jubbulpore, India, the depth of water being 9 feet and the depth to the water 20 feet. Pease-Watkin was lowered down by a rope and succeeded in saving the man.

Peebles, Arthur U.   Case 37181

On the 31st October 1909, W.Bolton was going down the shaft at Newbiggin Colliery when the chain broke, and he fell 50 feet into 5 feet of water at the bottom. Pebbles went down by the pump chain and steam pipe and supported him till further help came and he was got out.

Phair, W. Private Inniskilling Fusiliers.   Case 37461

On the 19th June 1910, a soldier, while bathing in the sea at Bundoran, was carried away by the tide and dashed against the rocks. Lance Corporal Dunne, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, went to his help, but failed to reach him, and also got into danger. Phair then went in and succeeded in saving Dunne, the soldier was drowned.

Testimonial on vellum to Dunne.

Philbin, T. Bombardier Lancashire Brigade RFA (Territorial).   Case 37620
Lowe, A.D. Driver Lancashire Brigade RFA (Territorial).

On the 1st August 1910, a man named Lowe, while bathing in the Lune at Lancaster, got into difficulty 40 yards out in 12 feet of water. Philbin and Lowe went in, and with much difficulty rescued him.

Pippett, H.W.   See Ives, B. Case 37333

Pocock, Thomas.   Case 37521

On the 15th June 1910, a youth fell overboard from a fishing boat in the Medway, near Rochester. His father, Pocock jumped after him, but was unable to keep him afloat, and he was drowned.

Pugh, John.   Case 37186

On the 19th November 1909, two men were at work at a depth of 70 yards in a new shaft at the Llanover Pit, Argoed, Mon., when one of them slipped from the platform and fell into 15 feet of water below. His companion, Pugh, at once jumped down and kept him afloat till further help came and they were got out.

Quayle, Thomas.   See Whittaker, G. Case 37416

Ram, Incha.   Case 37185

On the 10th September 1909, a man threw himself down a well 35 feet deep in the hospital compound at Fyzabad, India. Ram jumped down and supported him for 20 minutes, when they were got out.

Ratcliff, Charles. Sergeant R.G.A.   Case 37750

On the 21st August 1910, a gunner of the RGA accidentally fell into the harbour at Cork, the night being dark. Ratcliff jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Rayne, Joseph.   Case 37581

On the 11th June 1910, a man in the course of his work went down a well at Dewsbury, and was overcome by foul gas. Harry Child went down, but was nearly overcome, and failed to save him. Rayne then went down and got a rope round him, by which he was pulled up, but he did not recover.

Testimonial on vellum to Child.

Reeve, Edward.   See Jeffrey, J. Case 37749

Richardson, D.F. Sorting Clerk Newcastle Post Office.   Case 37633

On the 3rd August 1910, John Cooper fell from the breakwater into the Tyne at South Shields, there being a strong current running. Richardson plunged in fully clothed and rescued him.

Richter, Archibald D.   Case 37329

On the 20th April 1910, Florence Kelly accidentally fell into the Langton Dock Basin, Liverpool, there being a depth of 19 feet. Richter plunged in and swam with her to the landing, a distance of 40 yards.

Robins, Noel. Engineer.   Case 37542

On the 10th July 1910, a motorboat, with the Duke of Westminster on board, was upset off Cowes, Isle of Wight. Robins, who was on board, swam to his help, and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a launch

Robinson, Charles R.   Case 37351

On the 15th May 1910, two boys accidentally fell into the tidal dock at Gillingham, the depth being about 10 feet. Robinson went in and brought them out one at a time.

Robinson, Frank.   Case 37464

On the 12th June 1910, five persons were thrown into the Thames at Hampton owing to a row-boat being run down by a launch. Three of these were picked up by boats, and Robinson, going in, rescued a woman, George Heard also going in to try and save a man who was drowned.

Testimonial on parchment to Heard.

Rowlands, S.   Case 37647
Williams, J.

On the 12th August 1910, W.Rixom tripped and fell into the Graving Dock at Birkenhead, injuring his leg in the fall. Rowlands and Williams went in and between them succeeded in saving him.

Rudge, Mrs Janet D.   Case 37342

On the 23rd January 1910, a little boy accidentally fell into the river at Port Essinton, British Columbia. Mrs Rudge went in and was successful in saving him.

Scobel, George S.   Case 37252

On the 4th January 1910, a man threw himself into No.9 dock in Devonport Dockyard, the depth being 36 feet and the night dark. Scobel jumped in and managed to rescue him in an unconscious state, from which Charles Rowlands restored him.

Certificate to Rowlands.

Scott, F.W. Lieutenant.   Case 37214

On the 14th January 1910, a seaman, whilst hoisting in the ladder, fell overboard from HMS Hindustan at Spithead, the ship being at anchor at the time. Scott jumped overboard and got him to the shipís side, when he was taken on board.

Scott, Wilifred. Aged 14.   Case 37230

On the 30th January 1910, a boy fell through the ice on the canal at Newcastle-under-Lyme, the depth being 6 to 7 feet. Scott jumped in, and having caught him broke his way to the bank.

Sher, B. Sepoy.   See Khan, A. Case 37374

Singh, Parabha. Sepoy 74th Punjabis.   Case 37952

On the 3rd March 1910, Indar Singh fell into the Zambezi river from a barge and was being carried away by the current. Parabha Singh swam after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up.

Smith, Benjamin. Leading Seaman.   Case 37908

On the 16th October 1910, A.E.Brown, A.B., HMS Africa, fell from the picket boat at sea off Portland, the night being dark. Smith jumped after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up.

Smith, Oliver C.   Case 37407

On the 26th May 1910, A.E.Rudge, while fishing in the Severn at Penton, was caught by the rising tide. His son, aged 11, went out to him, but could do nothing. Smith then went out and succeeded in saving both.

Smith, Richard.   Case 37664
Beckett, W.

On the 8th August 1910, a number of men were bathing in the Ribble, near Preston, and some of them got into difficulty. David Wallace went to the assistance of one man, but unfortunately lost his own life. Smith and Beckett went in and were successful in saving two others who were in danger.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of Wallace.

Smokham, George.   See Ives, B. Case 37333

Staines, E. Sergeant 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.   Case 37603

On the 10th July 1910, John Farrell, while bathing in a pond at Maryborough, took cramp 30 yards from the side in 20 feet of water. Staines plunged in and rescued him in an unconscious state.

Sutherland, David. 1st Mate SS Haichow.   Case 37948
Wild, Edward. 2nd Mate SS Lydia.

On the 29th September 1910, the SS Lydia was wrecked in the Haitan Straits, China, some eighteen persons being in danger, there being a gale blowing with heavy sea. Sutherland of the SS Haichow, which was standing by, and Wild of the SS Lydia went over with lines and reached a boat, after which all were picked up.

Swain, Claude de P.D.   Case 37729

On the 18th July 1910, a boat with four persons on board was capsized about 400 yards from shore at Southsea. Swain supported the boy for some time, when they were picked up, the other two being drowned.

Taylor, Herbert.   Case 37482

On the 21st June 1910, F.Eckersley, in trying to recover a ball, fell into the Irwell at Clifton Junction, the depth being 18 feet and very dangerous. S.Wardle and S.Lindley went in to his help, but lost their own lives. Taylor went in to save Lindley, but failed.

"In Memoriams" to relatives of Wardle and Lindley.

Taylor, William J.   Case 37933

On the 14th October 1910, a dredger capsized in the Admiralty Dock, Dover, a man named Kain being shut up in the stoke-hole. A hole was cut in the side of the dredger, through which Taylor was lowered, and he succeeded in saving Kain.

Till, Robson. Sergeant West Riding Constabulary.   Case 37492

On the 28th June 1910, George Hymas, while engaged in sinking a well at Whinmoor, was overcome by foul gas at a depth of 36 feet. Ernest Fawcett went to his help, but was also struck down. Till went down and got them up, but they did not recover.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of Fawcett.

Tremayne, George. Chief Officer.   Case 37318

On the 9th April 1910, a boy fell overboard from the Training Ship Clio in the Menai Straits at Bangor, the tide being strong and the weather cold. Tremayne at once jumped after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Trotman, Arnold. Aged 15.   Case 37887

On the 1st September 1910, a boy named Marsden fell into the Belmont river, Trinidad. The river was in full flood, running strong, and very dangerous. Ralph Guy, aged 13, went in to his help, but was swept away. Trotman then went in and rescued Guy, but Marsden was drowned.

Testimonial on vellum to Guy.

Turnell, Charles.   Case 37189

On the 24th December 1909, a woman in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Thames at the Victoria Dock entrance. Turnell plunged in and succeeded in rescuing her.

Ward, John C. Lieut. R.I.M.S. Minto.   Case 37491

On the 5th March 1910, a seaman fell overboard from the cutter Whimbril off Kunari Point in the Persian Gulf, the night being dark and the sea rough. Ward plunged in and kept him afloat till they were picked up.

Ward, William.   Case 37219

On the 24th December 1909, a man walked over the quay into the dock at Southampton, the depth being 38 feet and the night dark. Ward jumped in and supported him till they were got out with a crane sling.

Wellesley, George. Lord, 2nd Lieutenant Grenadier Guards.   Case 37939

On the 15th November 1910, a young woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Thames from Putney Bridge. Lord Wellesley swam out 40 yards in 15 feet of water, and was successful in saving her.

West, Andrew.   Case 37331

On the 26th April 1910, a lad named Pirie fell into the harbour at Macduff and sank under a vessel which was being berthed. West dived in and at great risk succeeded in saving the boy.

White, George.   Case 37628

On the 1st May 1910, Albert Simpson, while fishing from a boat in Lake Madison, near Victoria, British Columbia, fell overboard. White swam out and brought him to shore in an unconscious state, and then restored him.

And Certificate.

Whittaker, George.   Case 37416
Quayle, Thomas.

On the 1st June 1910, a crane on which C.S.Johnston was at work fell over in the harbour at Workington, pinning him down with the tide rising fast. Whittaker and Quayle went in and between them managed to release him and get him out, but he died two days later.

Wild, Edward. 2nd Mate SS Lydia.   See Sutherland, D. Case 37948

Wilkins, George.   Case 37941

On the 24th November 1910, Thomas Wilkins fell from the pier into the sea at Thames Haven, striking his head and becoming unconscious. Wilkins plunged in and kept him afloat till ropes were got and they were pulled up.

Williams, J.   See Rowlands, S. Case 37647

Willis, H.E.   See Ives, B. Case 37333

Wyatt, A.G.N.   Case 37678

On the 11th August 1910, a boat with two men on board was struck by a squall and sank in the Menai Straits, one of them named Griffith being unable to swim. His companion, Wyatt, kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat ten minutes after.

Young, A. Private.   Case 37791

On the 4th July 1910, Lance Corporal B.A.Andrews, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, in an attempt to recover his helmet, jumped from a small boat off Malta harbour and got into difficulty. Young went to his help, followed some time after by Private J.Lawrence, and together they got him back to the boat.

Testimonial on parchment to Lawrence.

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