ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY BRONZE MEDALS CITATIONS
TAKEN FROM THE ANNUAL REPORT 1912

(Updated: 17/2/02 - JG Taylor clasp added, 17/01/04 - Case 39367 added, 29/2/04 - 39367 citation added)

Compiled by Peter Helmore

Ambrose, Robert M. Constable Metropolitan Police.  Case 39225

On the 9th July 1912, George Robinson fell from a barge into the Regent’s Canal at Bow, the night being dark and the depth 8 to 10 feet. Ambrose went in and with difficulty was successful in saving him.

Anderson, David.  Case 39011

On the 1st May 1912, a boy fell into the Tyne at Walker and his father at once followed him, but also got into difficulty. Anderson plunged in and supported both till a boat picked them up.

Anderson, Robert.  Case 39128

On the 26th June 1912, George Duncan fell into the harbour at Leith, the depth being 12 feet and the night dark. Anderson at once plunged in and swam with him to the ladder, where he was got out.

Angus, R.  Case 38887
Garriock, W.
Gorman, W.

On the 29th December 1911, a man fell overboard from a steamer into the Mersey at Liverpool, there being a three-knot tide running at the time. Angus, Garriock and Gorman all plunged in, but failed to reach him before he sank.

Astle, Harold B.  Case 39173

On the 22nd June 1912, a girl was thrown into the Trent at Nottingham owing to the boat in which she was being carried over the weir. Astle went in and, at great risk, succeeded in saving her.

Bapu. B. Police Constable.  Case 38919

On the 17th November 1910, a youth who could not swim was bathing in the river at Dholka, India, and got into deep water. Bapu plunged in fully clothed and rescued him.

Barker, C.J. Private.  See Lyon, W.E. Case 39084

Barker, William. Police Constable.  Case 39142

On the 3rd February 1912, a Chinaman threw himself into the sea from the pier at Singapore. Barker plunged in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Bennett, Peter. Postman.  Case 39628

On the 2nd October 1912, Thomas Williams, aged 62, in attempting suicide, threw himself into the Mersey from St George’s Landing Stage, Liverpool, the depth being 30 to 40 feet, with a strong tide. Bennett plunged in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Black, Hugh.  Case 38833

On the 23rd November 1911, a man, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself from Glasgow Bridge into the Clyde, the depth being 26 feet and the night dark and cold. Black jumped in from a steamer, and, with the help of a lifebuoy, got the man to a vessel and they were pulled on board.

Bradford, W. Leading Stoker Torpedo Boat 96.  Case 38846

On the 7th December 1911, a boat which was being towed by a runaway torpedo was swamped in Catalan Bay, Gibraltar, the occupant, F.Witts, being thrown into the water. Bradford plunged in and caught him, and they were picked up.

Breen, Patrick.  Case 38904

On the 9th February 1912, a boy fell into the Thames at Bermondsey, the depth being 16 feet, with a strong tide. Breen plunged in fully clothed and succeeded in saving him.

Briggs, H.G. Lieut. HMS Vulture.  Case 38978

On the 17th March 1912, a man fell overboard from a boat in the Medway at Chatham, the depth being 30 feet, with a strong ebb tide and very cold. Briggs plunged in, but failed to reach him before he sank.

Buchan, Andrew G.  Bronze Clasp Case 39493

On the 6th September 1912, Alexander Third was washed overboard from a fishing boat some 30 miles E. by S. of Peterhead, there being a heavy sea with a gale blowing. Buchan, with a light line, went after him and succeeded in saving him.

Bulmer, Julian R.  Case 38931

On the 4th March 1912, John Ryan fell from a lighter into the Liffey at Dublin, there being a strong tide and the water foul. Bulmer plunged in and caught him, and they were got out with a rope.

Burchell, Arthur. Police Constable.  Case 39185

On the 29th June 1912, a man named Gillespie fell into the Grand Surrey Canal, Peckham, the night being dark and the depth 12 feet. Burchell went in fully clothed and succeeded in bringing him out.

Burns, David J. Aged 13.  Case 39073

On the 5th May 1912, a boy, aged 4, accidentally fell into the canal at Swansea. Burns jumped in and was successful in saving him.

Burt, Arthur. HMS St George.  Case 39378
Knifton, W.E. HMS St George.
Sands, A.E. HMS St George.

On the 6th August 1912, a boat with six men on board was capsized in the sea at Harwich. Four of these got hold of ropes and were thus rescued. Burt, Knifton and Sands plunged in and kept the two men afloat till they were picked up.

Bushell, A.G. 1st Class Stoker Torpedo-Boat 30.  Case 39358

On the 1st August 1912, a man, in trying to get on board his vessel, fell into the river at Harwich, there being a strong tide running. Bushell swam after him and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Campbell, Matthew.  Case 38908

On the 23rd December 1911, a woman fell into the sea from the pier at Kingstown. Campbell slid down a rope and succeeded in holding her till further help came and they were got out.

Carr, John J.  Case 39009

On the 23 April 1912, P.Stevenson fell into the Tyne at Newcastle, the depth being 27 feet with a strong flood tide. Carr at once plunged in fully clothed and succeeded in saving him.

Carson, Cecil. Aged 13.  Case 38884

On the 9th December 1911, a boy fell into the Soar at Leicester, the river being in flood and 9 to 10 feet deep. John Nellist, aged 12, went in, but failed to save him; Carson then plunged in and brought him out in an unconscious state, from which J.Carson restored him.

Testimonial on parchment to J.Nellist; certificate to J.Carson.

Carter, W. Aged 14.  Case 39608

On the 13th October 1912, a girl fell into the Thames at Richmond and was carried out 15 to 20 yards by the strong tide. Carter went in, and having caught her, managed to bring her to the bank.

Cassidy, Philip.  Case 39579

On the 18th September 1912, James Cullen, in returning to his ship, fell into the Avonmouth Dock, Bristol, the night being very dark. Patrick McKenna went in to his help, but got into difficulty and lost his own life. Cassidy went in an attempted to save McKenna. Cullen was got out with a rope.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of McKenna.

Chittil, A.A.H. Bugler RMLI.  Case 38835

On the 29th November 1911, a boat with three men on board was smashed by the propeller of HMS Perseus in the Suez Canal, the depth being 30 feet. Chittil plunged in and succeeded in saving one man, the other two being drowned.

Chupal, C.S.  Case 38951

On the 4th January 1912, a man accidentally fell into the Ganges Canal, near Roorkee, India. Chupal went in, and, with much difficulty, succeeded in saving him.

Cottrell, E. Aged 13.  Case 38916

On the 31st January 1912, a girl fell through the ice into 7 feet of water in the canal at Swindon. Cottrell went out on the thin ice and, at great risk, was able to save her.

Crane, George.  Case 38930

On the 18th February 1912, a man fell from a boat into 40 feet of water in the Humber at Immingham. Crane plunged in fully clothed, and, reaching the boat, got in and then picked the man up.

Craven, J.F.  See Price, D. Case 39097

Crowhurst, Arthur. Police Constable.  Case 38836

On the 9th December 1911, a man, in order to avoid the police, jumped into the Wey at Shalford, the river being in flood and 14 feet deep. Crowhurst went in and with difficulty got him to the side, but he did not recover.

Cumming, W.  Case 38929

On the 21st February 1912, John Ross fell over board from a fishing boat at sea off Golspie. Cumming jumped in and supported him for fifteen minutes, when they were picked up.

Day, James J. 2nd Officer War Dept. Vessel Sir R.Buller.  Case 39413

On the 3rd August 1912, a man walked over the quay into the harbour at Guernsey, the depth being 14 feet and the night dark. Day plunged in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Delaney, W.H. Aged 12.  Case 38883

On the 30th January 1912, two boys fell through the ice on a quarry pit at Accrington. Delaney went in and, at great risk, rescued them one at a time.

Dunn, Thomas. Aged 11.  Case 39086

On the 7th June 1912, a girl, in crossing a plank to an island in the Derwent at Winlaton, fell into the river and was carried 200 yards down with the stream. Dunn plunged in and rescued her in an unconscious state.

Edmunds, E.L. Aged 10.  Case 38918

On the 10th February 1912, a child accidentally fell into the river at Aberdare at a very dangerous place near the entrance to a culvert. Edmunds went in and rescued her.

Edwards, Albert. Sapper RE.  Bronze Clasp Case 38848

On the 23rd September 1911, Harold Harris, while swimming across the Vaal River at Parys, Orange River Colony, took cramp 25 yards from the side in a depth of 12 feet. Edwards plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Ellies, Easbel.  Case 38864

On the 25th November 1911, a youth fell overboard from a motor boat into the Belize River, British Honduras, which was running strong at the time. Ellies plunged in and caught him, but could not retain his hold and the lad was drowned.

Eneas, W.J. A.B. HMS Hindustan.  Case 39131

On the 14th May 1912, a man was washed from a picket boat into the sea at Spithead. Eneas jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Farrow, E.E. Private.  See Lyon, W.E. Case 39084

Fernandes, Xavier.  Case 39614

On the 20th May 1912, a convict fell down a well at Mangalore, India, and was overcome by foul gas. A man named Pascal went down to his help, but was also overcome. Fernandes was lowered down in a cradle and succeeded in saving Pascal, the convict being dead.

Forster, George. Stoker HMS Forte.  Case 38889

On the 1st January 1912, Percy Reeves fell from a jetty into the sea at St.Helena, there being heavy broken water and the night dark. Forster plunged in and kept him afloat till further help came and they were got out.

Gardiner, James A.  Case 39238

On the 8th July 1912, D.Findlayson fell overboard from a racing yacht in the Firth of Clyde. Gardiner plunged in and with the help of a lifebuoy kept him afloat till they were picked up.

Garnham, Reginald R.  Case 39430

On the 21st August 1912, a man, in attempting suicide, threw himself into the Thames from Westminster Bridge, the depth being 14 feet with a strong flowing tide. Garnham swam out and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Garriock, W.  See Angus, R. Case 38887

Gilbert, W. Private Grenadier Guards.  Case 39023

On the 3rd May 1912, a woman, in attempting suicide, threw herself into the Thames at Windsor, the depth being 16 feet. Gilbert plunged in, and, in spite of her struggles, rescued her.

Gorman, W.  See Angus, R. Case 38887

Greaves, Eleanor.  Case 39554

On the 31st August 1912, two young women, while bathing in the sea at Llanddulas, were carried out of their depth. Greaves went in and rescued one, and, again going in, she attempted to rescue the second, but failed.

Green, Frederick. A.B. RMS Thames.  Case 38881

On the 26th December 1911, a man fell from a gangway on to a lighter and thence into the dock at Buenos Aires. Green at great risk plunged in, but failed to find him.

Gwynne, D.C.S. Captain South Wales Borderers.  Case 39373

On the 7th August 1912, a woman, in descending with a parachute, became caught in a tree on a small island in the Usk at Gliffais and was in danger of falling into the river, which was in flood. Gwynne swam to the island with a line and rescued her.

Harrhy, W.E. Private.  Case 39287

On the 8th July 1912, Pte. Buckingham, RMLI, fell overboard from HMS Phaeton at Devonport, the night being very dark. Harrhy jumped in and searched for ten minutes, but failed to find him.

Harrison, James. Chief Officer SS Reliance.  Case 38861

On the 2nd January 1912, Samuel Cossie, in going ashore from his vessel, fell into the Tyne at Hebburn, the depth being 20 feet and the space between the ship and the quay very narrow. Harrison jumped in and succeeded in saving him.

Hastie, George M. Deck Boy SS Cambrian King.  Case 39089

On the 17th March 1912, a man fell from a boat into the harbour at Port Said. Hastie plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Henderson, John.  Case 39102

On the 12th June 1912, an old man, in trying to get into his boat, fell into 14 feet of water in the harbour at Tayport. Henderson swam out and kept him afloat, but when picked up by a boat he did not recover.

Herbert, Ephraim.  Case 39521

On the 15th January 1912, a man accidentally fell overboard from a sloop in the harbour at Trinidad, the night being dark and raining hard. Herbert jumped after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up.

Herbert, Prince.  Case 38967

On the 6th January 1912, a man threw himself from a vessel into the harbour at Port of Spain, Trinidad, the night being stormy and very dark. Herbert jumped in and caught him and they were picked up by a boat.

Hewitt, William.  Case 39182

On the 22nd June 1912, a man fell from the quay into the river at Athlone. Hewitt plunged in and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Hislop, Isaac. Trimmer SS Numidian.  Case 39376

On the 8th July 1912, a man returning to his ship fell into the harbour at Boston, USA, the depth being 40 feet and the night dark. Hislop jumped in and searched for twenty minutes but failed to find him.

Hodgson, C.W. Lieutenant Norfolk Regiment.  Case 39390

On the 5th July 1912, a man while bathing in the river at Clinton, Ontario, sank in 9 feet of water 15 yards out from the bank. Hodgson plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Holmes, George. Chief Officer.  Case 39209

On the 19th April 1912, the captain of the SS Heathmore accidentally fell overboard at Galatz, Roumania, the night being dark and cold, with a five-knot current. Holmes jumped in but could not find him.

Hook, David W.  Case 39414

On the 28th January 1912, a youth who was fishing from the breakwater at East London was swept away by a heavy sea. Hook went in and with the greatest difficulty succeeded in saving him.

Hume, Roderick S. Bank Cashier.  Case 39672

On the 9th November 1912, a man, in attempting suicide, threw himself into the sea from the promenade at New Brighton, the tide being high and rough. Hume jumped in and with difficulty was able to rescue him.

Hunt, Hubert H. Police Constable.  Case 39174

On the 28th June 1912, a man fell from the sea gates at the East Basin, Cardiff Docks. Hunt and S.W.Wesgate went in and were successful in saving him.

Testimonial on parchment to Wesgate.

Hutton, W.H.  Case 38894

On the 2nd February 1912, M.O.Conway fell through the ice at Compton Verney. Hutton went to his help and was successful in bringing him out.

Ilahi, Fazl. A labourer.  Case 38879

On the 24th July 1911, a girl fell down a well 36 feet deep with 12 feet of water in it, at Kahuta, India. Ilahi jumped in and caught her, and both were then pulled out.

Jamieson, James.  Case 38865

On the 2nd December 1911, a woman accidentally fell into the dock at Arbroath, it being dark at the time. Jamieson plunged in, and with much difficulty succeeded in saving her.

Kejia, P.G.O.  Case 39285

On the 7th July 1912, Captain Bissell and a native got into difficulty while crossing the Gongola river, N.Nigeria. Kejia plunged in fully clothed and rescued both.

Knifton, W.E. HMS St George.  See Burt, E. Case 39378

Knight, Ward.  Case 39066
Smith, Peter A.

On the 11th May 1912, a woman and child fell into the Thames at Caversham, the depth being 10 to 12 feet and the night dark. Knight and Smith plunged in and succeeded in saving both.

Knights, Alfred.  Case 39188

On the 11th July 1912, a child fell from the jetty into the river at Aberdeen, the depth being about 9 feet. Knights plunged in and swam with him to shallow water where they were got out.

Latham, John.  Case 39222

On the 3rd June 1912, a boy named Harrison fell into a disused colliery shaft at Brownhills, Walsall, the depth being about 42 yards. Latham was lowered down and succeeded in saving the boy.

Lawder, C. Retired Postal Servant Aged 60, Case 39367

On the 6th August 1912, Col J M Smith, while bathing in the sea at Exmouth, became exhausted. Lawder swam out and succeeded in bringing him ashore.

Lyon, W.E. Lieutenant.  Case 39084
Farrow, E.E. Private.
Maylin, E.W. Private.
Barker, C.J. Private.
Percy, W.F. Major.

On the 4th June 1912, Pte. W A Barnes, 19th Hussars, got into difficulty while swimming his horse in the pond at Aldershot. Lyon, Farrow, Maylin, Barker and Percy all went in and tried to save his life but failed; Sergeant W E Clark and Private M Healey lost their lives in attempting to save Barnes.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of Clark and Healey.

Macnabb, R.I. Captain Central India Horse.  Case 39020

On the 8th February 1912, a man, in trying to recover a shot duck, went into a tank at Arnia, India, and became entangled in the weeds. Macnabb went in and rescued him.

Malkera. Sepoy Queen Victoria Corps of Guides.  Case 39674

On the 16th August 1912, a man in trying to cross the Swat river at Fort Abazai, India, was carried away by the current 25 yards from the bank and 10 feet deep. Malkera went in and succeeded in effecting his rescue.

Mardon, Thomas T. Chief Officer.  Case 39118

On the 26th January 1912, a Lascar fell down the hold of the SS Querimba at Rangoon. The ship was being fumigated at the time, the hold being full of sulphur fumes. Mardon went down and was successful in saving him.

Martin, James.  Case 39242

On the 3rd June 1912, George Collin fell overboard from a fishing boat some 12 miles off Burnmouth, there being a heavy sea running at the time. Martin jumped after him, and, having caught him, they were got on board after being twenty minutes in the water.

Mawdsley, A.R.C. Boy HMCS Rainbow.  Case 39675

On the 28th October 1912, a boy accidentally fell into the harbour at Esquimalt, British Columbia, the depth being 30 feet and very cold. Mawdsley jumped in from the pier and was successful in saving him.

Maylin, E.W. Private.  See Lyon, W.E. Case 39084

McBride, Angus.  Case 38932

On the 26th February 1912, a woman threw herself into the Clyde from the Princes Pier, Greenock, the night being dark and the depth 18 feet. McBride plunged in and caught her, and they were got out.

McHale, James. Constable RIC.  Case 39056

On the 14th March 1912, Edward Kelly fell into the canal harbour at Naas, the depth being 8 feet and the night very dark. McHale jumped in and with difficulty managed to get him out.

McMahon, Stephen. Lighthouse Keeper.  Case 39342

On the 8th July 1912, a boat with two men on board was capsized in Sligo Bay. One of the men got onto the upturned boat. McMahon swam out 200 yards with a line by which they were pulled to shore.

Morgan, H.L.  Case 38868

On the 18th December 1911, Emlyn Davies, while driving a horse and cart on the road near Glais, got into 7 or 8 feet of water owing to the River Tawe having overflowed its banks. Morgan, at great risk, swam out 200 yards and rescued him.

Mottram, Joseph. A.B.  Case 38893

On the 1st February 1912, Lieut. W.S.Hargreaves accidentally fell overboard from a steam boat in the creek at Fareham, the night being dark, with a strong ebb tide. Mottram jumped in and supported him till they were picked up.

Mouldey, W.E.  Case 39145

On the 17th October 1911, a man fell from the staging into the Fraser River, British Columbia. Mouldey plunged in and was successful in saving him.

Mullins, James J. Mate SS Elizabeth.  Case 39660

On the 2nd November 1912, W.Brooker was thrown into the harbour at Portland owing to a collision between a launch and the SS Elizabeth. Mullins jumped in and supported him till they were picked up, but he was then dead.

Myat, Maung Aung.  Case 39019

On the 5th November 1911, a child fell down a well 25 feet deep, with 16 feet of water in it, at Kyaikmaraw, Burma. Myat jumped in and supported the child till they were got out with a pole.

Nath, Lala Dina.  Case 39098

On the 16th September 1911, two girls were bathing in a tank at Jammu, India, and got into difficulty in deep water. Nath went in fully clothed and rescued them one at a time.

Newell, Frederick.  Case 39149

On the 18th June 1912, while a man named Thompson was at work in a caisson in the Trent at Armitage the piles gave way, flooding the place. Newell dived in many times, but failed to find the man.

Newsham, John.  Case 39335

On the 6th August 1912, a man fell from the pier head into the channel at Barrow and became unconscious in 20 feet of water. Newsham plunged in, swam 60 yards, and then supported him for twenty minutes, when a boat picked them up.

Nicholson, Geoffery.  Case 39593

On the 17th August 1912, a small boat was capsized in deep water 100 yards from shore at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Nicholson, who was in the boat, rescued a lady who was in danger of being drowned.

Nicks, Henry. Petty Officer HMS Defence.  Case 39071

On the 3rd May 1912, T E Barry fell overboard from a skiff in the harbour at Hong Kong, the night being dark with a strong tide. Nicks plunged in and dived, but failed to find him.

O’Connor, W.F.  Case 39418

On the 9th August 1912, a lad accidentally fell into the Lee at Cork and was carried down 50 yards in 12 to 15 feet of water with no means of landing. O’Connor plunged in and succeeded in effecting his rescue.

Parker, Edward. HM Coastguard.  Case 39652

On the 8th September 1912, three persons were surrounded by the tide on the rocks at Ilfracombe. Parker went out and got all three into a save place till a boat reached them.

Pascoe, Fred.  See Roberts, J. Case 39421

Pattle, Thomas J. Petty Officer.  Case 39114

On the 13th June 1912, a boy fell from the bath-room port on HMS Impregnable at Devonport, there being a one and a half knot tide. Pattle jumped in and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Percy, W.F. Major.  See Lyon, W.E. Case 39084

Plant, Alfred D.  Case 39146

On the 24th May 1912, a boat with a lady and gentleman on board was upset in English Bay, Vancouver. Plant jumped in and kept the lady afloat till a boat reached them.

Price, Doris.  Case 39097
Craven, J.F.

On the 10th June 1912, a boy fell into the Ouse at York, the depth being 12 to 14 feet. Price went in but was clutched, and Craven then jumped in and rescued both.

Reid, Alexander Jnr.  Case 38871

On the 11th January 1912, a boy was washed from the pier at Buchanhaven, the seas being very rough with a gale blowing. Reid plunged in from the pier and, with great difficulty, got him to the shore, about 100 yards distant.

Roberts, John.  Case 39421
Pascoe, Fred.

On the 13th August 1912, a man named Smyth, while bathing in Housel Cove, Cornwall, was swept out 100 yards, the sea being rough. Roberts and Pascoe, visitors from London, swam out and succeeded in landing him, but he did not recover.

Rogerson, J. 2nd Engineer SS Porta Nova.  Case 39676

On the 10th September 1912, a man accidentally fell from the wharf into the river at Lagos, the depth being 13 feet and very foul. Rogerson plunged in and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Rowlands, Henry. Seaman.  Case 39304

On the 24th July 1912, a man threw himself overboard from a pleasure steamer three miles off Blackpool. Rowlands went after him and brought him back to the vessel, when he was got on board.

Ruben, Arthur.  Case 38837

In December 1910, B.Seligmann was bathing in the Vaal River at Vereeniging and was being carried away by the current, the depth being 15 to 20 feet. Ruben plunged in from a boat and succeeded in saving him.

Russell W. Aged 11.  Case 38896

On the 6th February 1912, a boy, aged 6, fell through the ice on the Union Canal, Edinburgh, there being a depth of 9 to 10 feet. Russell went in, and after diving twice found him and got him out.

Rutland, James. Aged 14.  Case 39057

On the 10th May 1912, a little boy named Hayes fell into the Regent’s Canal, Limehouse. Rutland plunged in and succeeded in bringing him near the side, when they were got out with a drag.

Sands, A.E. HMS St George.  See Burt, E. Case 39378

Sanger, James.  Case 38849

On the 27th December 1911, the night being dark, John Adams fell from a bridge into the Nadder at Wilton. Sanger went after him, but both were swept into a culvert 100 yards long, and when they came out Sanger found him and got him to the side, but he was dead.

Scott, Walter.  Case 38872

On the 16th January 1912, a man was swept overboard from a trawler off Instrahull Island, the sea being very rough. Scott, with a lead line round him, went overboard and with the utmost difficulty got him on board.

Setter, J.H. Sergeant Metropolitan Police.  Bronze Clasp Case 39615

On the 13th October 1912, a woman threw herself into the Thames from the Albert Embankment. Paul Tarditi went in but failed to reach her and was picked up by a boat. Setter then swam out and got her to the side, but she did not recover.

Pecuniary to Tarditi.

Shiavar, K.M. Police Constable.  Case 39637

On the 30th April 1911, a man went into a pond at Bulsar, India, to gather water-lily flowers and got out into deep water. Shiavar went in and caught him and both were then pulled out with a rope.

Silgram, John. Aged 14.  Case 39141

On the 28th May 1912, a girl, while paddling in the Bollin at Bowdon, was carried away by the current. Silgram at once plunged in and was successful in saving her.

Sloan, Michael.  Case 39010

On the 4th May 1912, George Wilson tripped and fell into 18 feet of water in the Tyne at Newcastle. Sloan plunged in and rescued him in an exhausted state.

Smith, Peter A.  See Knight, W. Case 39066

Smith, S.C.A. Gunner HMS London.  Case 38839

On the 15th December 1911, as the Lascars were being landed from the wrecked steamer Delhi near Cape Spartel, Morocco, one of them was washed away by the rough sea. Smith swam after him and succeeded in getting him back to the Delhi where they were hauled back on board.

Sowaris.  Case 39576

On the 18th July 1912, a boat with four men on board was capsized at Galle, Ceylon. One man swam ashore, two were drowned, the fourth holding on to the boat. Hinniya and John tried to save him, but failed. Sowaris then went out and held him till they were picked up.

Testimonials on vellum to Hinniya and John.

Spence, W. Chief Officer SS Sunniva.  Case 39166

On the 25th June 1912, a man, in attempting to jump on board his ship, fell into the harbour at Leith. Spence jumped in and supported him till they were got out with a rope.  

Stephens, Wilfred. Police Constable.  Case 38843

On the 24th December 1911, a woman, in attempting suicide, threw herself into the canal at Cardiff, the depth being 6 feet. Stephens plunged in and brought her out, afterwards restoring her.

Sullivan¸ Thomas. Aged 13.  Case 39072

On the 4th May 1912, David Turner, aged 9, in trying to recover a ball fell into the North Dock Basin, Swansea. Sullivan jumped in and succeeded in saving him.

Taylor J.G. Bronze Clasp Constable Metropolitan Police.  Case 39279

On 20 July 1912, a boy fell into the Thames at Chelsea the depth being 12 feet with a strong tide running. Taylor plunged in but failed to effect the rescue the boy being drowned.

Thomas, Ernest J.  Case 38471

On the 19th August 1912, a woman in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the harbour at Gosport, the night being dark and the depth 12 feet. Thomas plunged in and succeeded in bringing her out.

Thornton, C.E. Lance Corporal ASC.  Case 38890

On the 23rd January 1912, H.Lafferty was thrown into the dock at Dublin owing to the horse which he was driving bolting and, with the wagon, going over the quay. Thornton, with heavy boots on, plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Tofts, Josiah.  Case 39512

On the 13th September 1912, William Page took his horse and van into the Thames at Battersea for the purpose of watering the horse, but, getting into the current, all were swept away. Tofts went in and got Page out, but he did not recover.

Vaux, G. N.  See Vaux, N. Case 39435

Vaux, Noble.  Case 39435
Vaux, G. N.

On the 11th August 1912, a man got into danger while bathing 150 yards from shore in the sea at Saltburn. N.Vaux and G.Vaux swam out and were successful in saving him.

Wackett, William George.  Case 38877

On the 20th January 1912, W.J.Teall, in attempting to moor a vessel, fell into the harbour at Ramsgate, the depth being 12 feet and the night dark and cold. Wackett swam out, and with difficulty kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Waters, Edward.  Case 38831

On the 8th August 1911, Thomas Ball swam out to a sand bank, about 1000 yards from the shore, at Jersey Marina, and in trying to return got into difficulty about 800 yards out. Waters swam out and succeeded in bringing him to shore.

White, Cyril T.H. Lieutenant HMS London.  Case 39564

On the 12th September 1912, a man was washed from a target at sea off Portland. White plunged in and caught him, and with the help of a line both were got on board.

Williams, Lewis.  Case 39522

On the 2nd August 1912, two men were thrown into the Avon at Warwick owing to their boat capsizing, the river being in flood at the time. Williams, who was also in the boat, attempted to save his companions, but failed, and only got himself out with difficulty.

Young, W.A.  Case 38906

On the 16th February 1912, a man named Duncan fell into the Forth at Rosyth. Young, at great risk, plunged in and caught him, but could not retain his hold and he was drowned.

Youngman, W.  Case 39370

On the 26th July 1912, two boys got into danger in the Thames at North Woolwich. Youngman plunged in and rescued both. About half an hour later two other boys got into difficulty near the same place. Youngman again plunged in, but failed to find them and they were both drowned.

Return to Rolls and Citations page