ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY BRONZE MEDALS CITATIONS
TAKEN FROM THE ANNUAL REPORT 1909

Compiled by Peter Helmore

Allen, F.J. Police Constable.  See Myers, H.J. Case 36517

Anderson, Alexander.    Case 36767

On the 21st July 1909, W.Anderson was washed overboard from a steam trawler some 50 miles off Montrose, the sea being rough at the time. Anderson jumped after him and succeeded in bringing him back to the ship, where he was got on board.

Andrews, Mrs H.K.  Case 36826

On the 8th August 1909, Francis Yates, while bathing in 14 feet of water in the Plym at Plymouth, was seized with cramp. Mrs Andrews plunged in fully clothed and succeeded in bringing him to the bank.

Atkinson, R.O. Able Seaman.  See Vaughan-Jones, H. Case 37048

Bain, John.    Case 37008

On the 14th September 1909, a boy fell from the quay into the upper dock at Aberdeen, there being a depth of 14 feet. Bain, who only has one leg, jumped in and caught him, and a rope being got they were being pulled up when the rope broke and they both fell back into the dock. Again Bain caught him, and a stronger rope was used to pull them out.

Baker, James.    Case 37147

On the 6th November 1909, a boy fell into the Thames at Woolwich. Baker went in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Bale, William. Aged 13.    Case 37027

On the 17th August 1909, Lily Cooper fell into the canal at Leicester, from which there was no means of getting out. William King jumped in to her help but lost his own life. Bale then went in and held her till they were got out with ropes.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of King,

Barber, A.W. Rifleman 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade.    Case 36629
Davies, T. Rifleman 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade.

On the 12th March 1909, E.Francis went into the river Kannaut at Shahjahanpur, India, after a dog, and became entangled in the weeds in 10 feet of water. Barber went in to his help, but also got caught. Davies then went in and rescued Barber, Francis being drowned.

Barlow, Thomas R. Chief Officer SS Lockwood.  Case 36634

On the 19th February 1909, P.Walsh, who was on a platform painting the side of the SS Lockwood, fell into the river at Huelva, Spain. Barlow plunged in and rescued him.

Barns, W.H.  Case 36673

On the 31st May 1909, three persons fell from a punt into the Mole at East Molesey, the depth at the place being 16 feet. Barns jumped in and succeeded in saving them one at a time.

Barrett, Richard.  Bronze Clasp Case 36559

On the 21st March 1909, a youth fell into the sea from the landing stage at Margate and was carried out 100 yards by the tide. Barrett swam out and managed to bring him back to the stage.

Beckwith, Howard. Police Inspector.  Case 37141

On the 24th September 1909, a man threw himself from the bridge into the Mersey at Stockport. Beckwith went after him, and having caught him Richard Monks went in an assisted in getting him out.

Testimonial on vellum to Monks.

Berry, Thomas.    Case 36502

On the 2nd January 1909, a man named Richards was accidentally knocked into the Thames at London Bridge, the depth being 15 feet and the weather cold. Berry plunged in and supported him till they were picked up by a police boat.

Booth, Arthur C. Customs Officer.  Case 37094

On the 11th October 1909, a man, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the Mersey at Liverpool. Booth jumped in from the launch and was successful in saving him.

Booty, Albert.  Case 36478

On the 21st October 1908, Charles Ines fell from a lighter into the Medway at Hoo Ness, there being a depth of 15 feet and strong tide. Booty plunged in and was successful in saving him

Bowhey, A.H. Leading Seaman.  Case 37059

On the 9th September 1909, a man fell overboard from HMS Talbot at Portland. Bowhey at once plunged in and caught him and he was got on board in an unconscious state.

Brooke, Alfred. Master-at-Arms HMS Encounter.  Case 36484

On the 21st August 1908, a man accidentally fell into the harbour at Auckland, New Zealand, the depth being 15 feet and the night dark and cold. Brooke jumped in and rescued him in a semi-conscious state.

Buckingham, T.F.  Case 36817
Smith, A.C.E.

On the 22nd July 1909, P.L.Vincer accidentally fell overboard from HMS Indomitable off Southend, there being a heavy sea at the time. Buckingham and Smith went after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up, but he did not recover.

Bugeja, Salvatore. Labourer.  See Spiteri, G. Case 36803

Byerley, George O.  Case 36610

On the 4th April 1909, David L.Fleming was thrown overboard from a boat in Delagoa Bay owing to it being struck by a wave, there being extreme danger from sharks. Byerley at once jumped from the boat and supported him till they were picked up.

Byrne, Patrick. Sergeant RIC.  Case 36483

On the 9th November 1908, a man fell into the Lee at Cork, there being a depth of 40 feet at the time. Byrne plunged in and caught him, both being pulled up by a rope.

Cachia, Guiseppe. Police Constable.  Case 36669

On the 15th September 1908, a boy was bathing in the sea off the Sliema Point Battery at Malta and could not regain the shore. Lieut.-Col. Samut went in but failed to reach him. Cachia then swam out, and after being fifty minutes in the water succeeded in landing him.

Testimonial on vellum to Lieut.-Col. Samut

Cameron, Robert S.F.    Case 36747

On the 17th June 1909, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Lea at Tottenham, there being a depth of 12 feet at the place. Cameron jumped in and was successful in saving her.

Cameron, Robert.  Case 36684

On the 17th June 1909, a woman accidentally fell into the Tyne at North Shields, there being a depth of 20 feet with a moderate stream running. Cameron, who has a wooden leg, went in and succeeded in saving her.

Catterson-Smith, T.M.O. Second Lieutenant.  Case 36729

On the 9th March 1909, Private W.Green, Royal Sussex Regiment, in trying to cross the Sohan River at Rawal Pindi, got into deep water and sank, the place being very dangerous. Catterson-Smith and Private F.Wildgoose went in and dived several times, but failed to find him.

Testimonial on vellum to Wildgoose.

Choat, George.    Case 36868

On the 16th August 1909, a lad fell into the Lea at Clapton, the depth being 10 feet and no means of getting out, the bank being walled. Choat plunged in fully clothed and held him till further help came and they were got out.

Clarke, Cecil C.    Case 36686

On the 14th February 1909, a woman and child fell into the river at Welteverden, Batavia, and were carried away by the current. Clarke plunged in and caught them and they were got out with a rope.

Connellan, P.M. Captain.  Case 36754

On the 1st July 1909, a soldier of the Hampshire Regiment was bathing at Magilligan Port, Londonderry, and was carried out 70 yards the sea being rough. Connellan swam out and succeeded in bringing him to shore.

Cooper, Peter S.    Case 36565

On the 15th March 1909, an old man, aged 75, walked over the pier into the harbour at Kirkwall, the night being dark. Cooper sprang in and kept him afloat till they were picked up.

Cornell, William.  Case 36872

On the 15th August 1909, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Surrey Canal, Camberwell. Cornell jumped in and succeeded in bringing her out.

Cox, Reginald A. Aged 14.  Case 36567

On the 8th February 1909, George Waller, in a fit of insanity, threw himself into the Stour at Cattawade near Ipswich. Cox went in and rescued him.

Crone, Harold C.  Case 37109

On the 20th October 1909, G.W.Taylor, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the Thames near Charing Cross, there being a strong ebb tide and the depth 12 feet. Crone, who was passing, at once plunged in and held him till they were picked up by a police boat.

Davies, T. Rifleman 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade.  See Barber, A.W. Case 36629

Deane, James C    Case 36697
Green, A.E.H. Police Constable.

On the 31st May 1909, a man, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the Thames from the Victoria Embankment, the night being dark and the tide running fast. Deane and Green plunged in and between them succeeded in saving him.

Denison, E.W. Lieutenant.  Case 36588
Reynolds, C.G.R. Petty Officer.
OíRourke, E. Able Seaman.

On the 19th April 1909, R.Brown, A.B.,fell overboard from HMS Invincible in Scapa Flow, Orkney, the sea being rough at the time. Denison, Reynolds and OíRourke at great risk endeavoured to save him, but failed.

Drane, Robert.    Bronze Clasp Case 36919

On the 14th August 1909, G.Heppel got into deep water while bathing in the Ouseburn at Newcastle. H.Coatsworth, aged 14, went in to his help, but also got into danger. Drane then plunged in and rescued both lads.

Testimonial on vellum to Coatsworth.

Duckett, Frederick.  Case 36514

On the 26th January 1909, two youths fell through the ice on the old river at Preston, there being a depth of 8 feet and the weather cold and foggy. Duckett crawled to the edge of the hole and caught one of them, when the ice again broke and he only got out with difficulty, both the youths being drowned.

Earles, George W.  Case 36527

On the 10th January 1909, E.Downes accidentally fell into the dock at Hull, the night being dark and cold and the depth 28 feet. Earles plunged in and caught him, and they were got out with a rope.

Farquhar, A.M.    Case 36633

On the 22nd May 1909, Henry Marr fell into the river at Aberdeen, and the tide carried him up the sewer which enters the river at that place. Farquhar jumped in, and, swimming up the sewer, caught him and brought him back to the river and then landed him.

Fernandez, C.    Case 37156

On the 14th November 1909, W.Goers, in going on board his vessel, fell into the river at Teignmouth, the depth being 10 feet and the tide running strong. Fernandez jumped in and succeeded in saving him.

Flisher, Frederick. Able Seaman.    See Hubbard, R.L.F. Case 37137

Fulani, Bukare. Coy. Sergt. Major.  Case 36477

On the 16th October 1908, a man fell into the Ayensu river, Kwangako, West Africa, and was being quickly carried towards the rapids some 250 yards lower down. Fulani plunged in and rescued him some 50 yards above the rapids.

Gaff, Harry. Lance Corporal Military Police.  Case 37155

On the 11th October 1909, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Wellington Dock at Dover, the depth being 15 feet. Gaff plunged in and swam with her to a barge, where she was pulled out with ropes.

Gane, John. Bristol Corporation Workman.    Case 36648

On the 8th April 1909, at St Phillipís Marsh, Bristol.

See Silver Medal to William Jones Acts of Gallantry Vol II Page 120.

Gilbertson, Thomas S.    Case 36529

On the 3rd November 1908, John Comb fell from the quay into the Tyne at North Shields, the depth being 9 feet and the night dark and cold. Gilbertson jumped in and caught him, and they were towed to a landing.

Grech, Guiseppe. Sapper RE.  Case 36670

On the 17th April 1909, two women were thrown into the harbour at Malta by the capsizing of a boat, and a man who could not swim went in to the their help but also got into difficulty. Grech plunged in and was successful in saving all three.

Green, George.    Case 36503

On the 6th January1909, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Princeís Dock at Hull, the depth being 17 feet. Green ran to the place, and plunging in kept her afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Green, John. Private.  Case 36549

On the 25th March 1908, Sergeant Bride of the 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers, fell into the Cabul river, India, the current being very strong and the night dark. Green plunged in, fully clothed, and succeeded in landing him.

Hammond, J. Gunner RGA.  Case 36566

On the 27th February 1909, Private Bell RMLI, fell into the harbour at Queenstown. Hammond plunged in fully clothed and rescued him.

Harris, George. Signalman.  Case 36798

On the 19th July 1909, a man fell overboard from HMS Skirmisher in the Thames at Rotherhithe, there being a depth of 30 feet and a strong tide running. Harris jumped in and held him till they were picked up.

Harvey, John.  Case 36532

On the 28th October 1908, a boy, while at play, fell into a disused dock at Runcorn, the depth being 10 feet. Ernest Shaw attempted to rescue him, but failed. Harvey then went in, and after diving, succeeded in saving him.

Testimonial on vellum to Shaw.

Hennessy, John. Constable Dublin Metropolitan Police.  Case 36496

On the 1st January 1909, a man named Butler, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the Liffey at Dublin, there being a depth of 12 feet at the time. Hennessey plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Higgins, John E. Signalman.  Case 36707

On the 23rd May 1909, J.Lanyon accidentally fell overboard from HMS Caesar in the Medway at Sheerness, there being a strong tide running. Higgins jumped after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Hubbard, Robert L.F. Sub-Lieut. RNR.  Case 37137
Joughin, Theodore. Petty Officer.
Flisher, Frederick. Able Seaman.

On the 24th October 1909, at Spithead.

See Silver Medal to Lieut. F.H.Hallowes Acts of Gallantry Vol II Page 122.

Jayede, Nancy.    Case 36890

On the 19th July 1909, a girl accidentally fell down a well at Lagos, the depth being 25 feet, with 4 feet 10 inches of water at the bottom. Jayede jumped down and supported her till they were got out with ropes.

Jeffreys, W.    Case 36955

On the 18th August 1909, J.Wilkins fell overboard from a tug at the entrance lock of Barry Dock, Cardiff, there being a depth of 22 feet and all the sluices open. Jeffreys jumped in and succeeded in getting him back to the tug.

Johns, Peter.  Case 37076

On the 22nd September 1909, James White fell into the dock at Cardiff between the ship and the quay. At the risk of being crushed by the vessel closing up to the quay wall Johns went down and succeeded in saving him.

Joughin, Theodore. Petty Officer.    See Hubbard, R.L.F. Case 37137

Kay, John. Aged 12.  Case 36505

On the 31st December 1908, a boy accidentally fell into the canal at Radcliffe, the depth being 7 feet and the banks high above the water. Kay plunged in, and with much difficulty succeeded in saving him.

Kearney, Patrick.  Case 37021

On the 13th August 1909, two ladies were bathing in the sea at Great Blasket Island, Co. Kerry, and could not land owing to the strong backwash. Daniel Crohan swam out to their help, but lost his own life. Kearney then swam out and succeeded in saving one, the other being drowned.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of Crohan.

Kelso, Neil. Steward on a Glasgow Steamer.  Case 36528

On the 31st January 1909, a man fell from a barge into the St Katherine Dock, London, the depth being 20 feet and the night dark. Kelso plunged in and rescued him.

Kirby, H.V. Private RMLI.  Case 36501

On the 29th December 1908, W.Cosway, in attempting to go on board his vessel at Sandwich, fell into the harbour, there being a five-knot tide and the weather cold and frosty. Kirby plunged in and succeeded in landing him, but he did not recover.

Kohler, Royal M.  Case 37138

On the 28th August 1909, two men were crossing the Berg river at Paarl, Cape Colony, when the boat sank. One of the men tried to re-cross the river, which is 100 yards wide and 8 feet deep, with a strong stream, and became exhausted. His companion, Kohler, went to his assistance but was unable to rescue him.

Lambert, W. Constable Metropolitan Police.  Case 36547

On the 24th February 1909, a man going on board his ship fell into Debnamís Dock at Deptford, the depth being 14 feet and the night cold and frosty. Lambert jumped in and succeeded in getting him out.

Lane, William.    Case 37122

On the 22nd October 1909, F.W.Barnes tripped over a mooring rope and fell into the floating harbour at Bristol, the depth being 20 feet. Lane plunged in from a boat and supported him till they were picked up.

Lesbat, Camille. A French Sailor.    Case 37124

On the 24th October 1909, W.H.Brown, in trying to recover an oar, fell from a boat into the Tyne at South Shields, there being a depth of 30 feet and a strong current running. Lesbat, who had an injured hand, jumped in from his ship but failed to reach him before he sank.

Liversage, Heloise. Aged 16.  Case 36488

On the 12th November 1908, Mrs A.E.Liversage, in trying to save two girls who were drowning in the Kenira river, East Griqualand, South Africa, got into deep water. Her daughter Heloise went to her help and succeeded in saving her.

Macdonald, Hector. Seaman on Yacht Catania.  Case 36871

On the 29th May 1909, a Spanish boy accidentally fell into the river at Seville, the depth being 20 feet, with a strong current. Macdonald plunged in and rescued him.

Macintyre, M.    Case 37170

On the 23rd November 1909, Donald McLaren fell through the ice on the mill pond at Oban, the depth being 7 feet, 40 yards from the side. James McColl went in to his help, but lost his own life. Macintyre then went in and supported him for some time, when they were got out with the help of a boat.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of McColl.

Mackenzie, Angus.  Case 36522

On the 5th January 1909, a man was accidentally knocked overboard from a fishing boat at sea off Lochinver, Sutherlandshire. Mackenzie at once jumped after him, and having caught him a rope was thrown and they were got on board.

And pecuniary.

Mahomed, Sulieman Sk.    Case 36506

On the 26th December 1908, a boat with two men on board capsized off the harbour at Karachi, India. One of the men was unable to swim, and his companion, Mahomed, supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Manning, Florence. Aged 13.  Case 36929

On the 28th August 1909, a girl fell into the Lea at Blackwall, there being a depth of 6 feet with a strong tide. Manning went in fully clothed and rescued her.

Marriott, A.V.    Case 36518

On the 26th January 1909, W.Bowen fell through the ice on a pond at Dowlais, there being 12 feet of water and 20 yards from the side. Marriott went out on the ice, which again gave way, but he managed to reach Bowen and get him out alive, but he died shortly after.

Mattocks, F.S. Bombardier RGA.    Case 36621

On the 28th January 1909, H.N.Sahgal, a medical student, was thrown into the Ganges Canal at Roorkee, India, through the sinking of a boat. Mattocks, who was cycling past, at once plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

McIntee, James. Private.    Case 36508

On the 16th November 1908, Corporal Howard and Private Sice, of the South Lancashire Regt., were bathing in a pond at Kashipur, India, when they became entangled in the weeds. McIntee swam out and was successful in saving both.

McLavy, R. Private RMLI.  Case 36558

On the 3rd February 1909, a man, on going aboard his ship, fell into the harbour at Hong-Kong, there being a strong tide running at the time. McLavy plunged in and supported him till they were picked up.

Mintern, James.    Case 37088

On the 11th September 1909, Daniel Field fell into the Lee at Cork and was carried out 30 yards, the depth being 16 feet. Mintern plunged in fully clothed and succeeded in saving him.

Mohadin, Dastgir. Student.  Case 36736

On the 3rd November 1908, a boy was thrown into a well at Bijapur, India, the depth being 25 feet with 10 feet of water in it. Mohadin jumped in and kept him up till ropes were got and they were pulled out.

Moore, H.R.G. Lieutenant.  Case 36818
Pratt, S.H. Able Seaman.

On the 25th July 1909, a stoker fell overboard from HMS Hampshire off Spithead, the night being dark and the tide strong. Moore and Pratt went after him, but were unable to rescue him.

Murphy, Thomas.  Case 36877

On the 8th August 1909, William Egan got into difficulty while bathing in the Douglas Channel at Cork. James Murphy went to his help, but lost his own life. Thomas Murphy then went in and succeeded in saving Egan.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of J.Murphy.

Myers, H.J.  Case 36517
Allen, F.J. Police Constable.

On the 31st January 1909, a boy fell through the ice on Millerís Pond at Sholing, there being a depth of 8 feet and 40 yards from the side. Myers and Allen both crawled out on the ice, which again gave way, and they were got out with ropes, the boy being drowned.

Neilson, Isaac.  Bronze Clasp See Parkin, F.H. Case 36499

Neubauer, Charles.  Case 36719

On the 17th June 1909, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Tyne at Wallsend, there being a depth of 14 feet with a strong stream running. Neubauer plunged in and succeeded in bringing her to the side.

Newill, Rowland.  Case 36591
Smith, Oscar.

On the 9th March 1909, A.Rhoades fell overboard from HMS Powerful at Hobart, Australia, the weather being very cold. Newill and Smith jumped from the ship and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Norris, David T. Flag-Commander.  Case 36552

On the 3rd February 1909, A.E.Williams fell overboard from the Alaricty at sea near Hong-Kong. Norris jumped in with a buoy and supported him until they were picked up.

OíRourke, E. Able Seaman.  See Denison, E.W. Case 36588

Oliver, Leonard W. M.R.C.S.  See Percey, J. Case 36825

Parker, John. Police Constable.    Case 36741

On the 1st May 1909, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the canal lock at Manchester, the depth being 25 feet. Parker went in, and in spite of her struggles rescued her.

Parkin, F.H.  Case 36499
Neilson, Isaac.  Bronze Clasp

On the 24th December 1908, a man fell into the Tyne at Wallsend, the depth being 30 feet with a strong ebb tide and the night dark.. Parkin and Neilson both went in, and between them succeeded in saving him.

Payne, Arthur. Employee St. Albans UDC.    Case 36827

On the 5th August 1909, at the Beaumont Works, St. Albans.

See Silver Medal to Percy R Lee Acts of Gallantry Vol II Page 122.

Payne, William.    Case 36848

On the 7th August 1909, F.Cassidy fell into the Regentís Canal, Camden Town, the depth being over 6 feet and the water very foul. Payne plunged in from the opposite side, swam across, and rescued him.

Pembroke, Stephen.  Case 37026

On the 14th September 1909, J.Bensley fell overboard from a steam trawler at sea off Yarmouth. Pembroke jumped after him, but was unable to reach him before he sank.

Percey, James. Police Constable.    Case 36825
Oliver, Leonard W. M.R.C.S.

On the 31st July 1909, a man named Warren entered a cess-pit for the purpose of cleaning it at Ropley, Hants., and was struck down by foul gas. William Bone went in to his help, but was also overcome. Percey and Oliver then went in and got them out, but Warren did not recover.

Pinion, Bernard.    Case 36724

On the 28th June 1909, Ethel Hayward accidentally fell into the Thames at Bell Wharf Stairs, Shadwell, there being a depth of 16 feet with a very strong tide running. Pinion plunged in fully clothed and was able to rescue her.

Powell, Benjamin. Police Constable.  Case 37032

On the 27th August 1909, Kendrick Hughes fell into the Dee at Llangollen, there being a strong under-current and the depth 11 to 12 feet. Powell went in and succeeded in saving him.

Pratt, S.H. Able Seaman.    See Moore, H.R.G. Case 36818

Prime, John. Private.  Case 36563

On the 3rd January 1909, Private T.Newbown, of the East Yorks regiment, was washing in the Wetwin river, Burma, and got into deep water. Prime went in, and after diving got him out, but he did not recover.

Reed, Arthur J.    Case 36991

On the 17th August 1909, W.Burns accidentally fell into the Empress Dock, Southampton, the depth being 37 feet. Reed jumped in from a ship and succeeded in saving him.

Reynolds, C.G.R. Petty Officer.  See Denison, E.W. Case 36588

Richards, A.H.    Case 36938

On the 11th August 1909, a lad fell into the Cumberland Basin at Bristol, there being a depth of 20 feet and a strong rush of water from the sluices. Richards plunged in and was successful in saving him.

Richards, Joshua.  Case 37061

On the 17th September 1909, a lad was fishing from the rocks at Tenby and fell into the sea, there being no means of landing at the place. Richards plunged in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Richardson, J. Constable City Police.  Case 36635

On the 18th May 1909, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Thames at Temple Pier. Richardson plunged in and succeeded in bringing her to the steps and landing her.

Rimmer, John.    Case 36980

On the 27th August 1909, G.H.Cartwright, while bathing at Aberystwyth, got into difficulty about 300 yards from shore, the sea being rough with a strong current. Henry Armstrong went out to his help but lost his own life. Rimmer swam out and tried to save him but failed.

"In Memoriam" to relatives of Armstrong.

Robertson, J.    See Wilson, D. Case 36958

Robertson, R. Lance Corporal Royal Scots Fusiliers.  Bronze Clasp Case 36904

On the 12th August 1909, David Turner fell into the river at Ayr, there being a depth of 16 feet. Robertson plunged in from the quay and rescued him.

Saint, Alfred G. Police Constable.    Case36680

On the 13th June 1909, George Shepherd fell into the Thames at Long Ditton and sank in 18 feet of water. Saint went in and dived many times but failed to find him.

Saville, Fred.    Case 36927

On the 9th August 1909, John Luke was bathing in the Browney river at Littleburn and sank in 10 feet of water. Saville dived in where the bubbles were rising and succeeded in saving him.

Sayer, Henry.    Bronze Clasp Case 36880

On the 10th August 1909, a boy fell into the Regentís Canal at Hackney and sank in 10 feet of water. Sayer jumped in from a height of 14 feet, and, after diving, succeeded in saving him.

Seabridge, H.F. Police Constable.    Case 37162

On the 17th October 1909, Thomas Hughes, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the canal at Handley. Seabridge went in, and after a hard struggle with the man, who resisted violently, got him out.

Shah, Imam. Lance Naik Military Police.  Case 37034

On the 20th April 1909, a sepoy fell into the river at Shwebo, Burma, there being a depth of 7 feet with a muddy bottom. Shah went in, and diving, got him out, but he did not recover.

Shannon, T.J.    Case 36550

On the 10th March 1909, a man accidentally fell into the dock at Swansea, there being a depth of 22 feet. Shannon plunged in fully clothed and supported him till further help came and they were got out.

Sharp, Lionel C. Aged 10.  Case 36597

On the 15th April 1909, a boy while fishing from a boom fell into False Creek, Vancouver, the depth being 15 feet and icy cold. Sharp plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Shearer, Peter. 2nd Officer SS Hanchow.  Case 36486

On the 27th October 1907, a Chinese quartermaster fell overboard from the same vessel into the Ta Kaing river, China. Shearer jumped after him and kept him afloat for half an hour, when they were picked up by a boat.

Sheridan, Alfred. Doctor.  Case 37097

On the 24th August 1909, J.J.OíNeill, while bathing in the sea at Rosminna, got into deep water and sank. Dr. Sheridan swam out, and diving, found him and brought him ashore.

Singh, Gahar. Sowar 5th Cavalry.    Case 36830

On the 14th April 1909, a man, in a fit of insanity, threw himself into a well at Meerut, India, there being 12 feet of water in it at the time. Singh went down, and after a hard struggle rescued him.

Singh, Maksudan.  See Zardad Case 36516

Skinner, John.    Case 36905

On the 27th July 1909, Jane Watson accidentally fell into the harbour at Cromarty, the depth being 10 feet, with a strong tide and the night getting dark. Skinner jumped in fully clothed and succeeded in saving her.

Skipper, J.E.    Case 36571

On the 2nd April 1909, a child fell into the Wensum at Norwich, there being a depth of 8 feet with a strong stream. Skipper plunged in and kept him afloat till they were picked up by a boat.

Smith, A.C.E.    See Buckingham, T.F. Case 36817

Smith, David.  Case 36853

On the 24th August 1909, J.Lawrie accidentally fell into the harbour at Pettycur, Fife, there being a depth of 12 feet and a strong tide running. Smith jumped in fully clothed and succeeded in saving him.

Smith, Oscar.    See Newill, R. Case 36591

Spiteri, Guiseppe. Police Constable.  Case 36803

Bugeja, Salvatore, Labourer.

On the 26th July 1909, at Marsamascetto, Malta.

See Silver Medal to R.Schembri Acts of Gallantry Vol II Page 121.

Stafford, George J. Police Constable.  Case 36870

On the 9th August 1909, a man, in an attempt at suicide, threw himself into the canal at Leicester. Stafford plunged in and was able to rescue him.

Stewart, John.    Case 36855

On the 18th July 1909, a boat with seven men on board became water-logged in the Firth of Tay. One of the men, a cripple, was three times washed away from the boat and as often brought back by Stewart, and they were afterwards picked up by a passing steamer.

Sturt, T.G.W. Seaman HMS Caesar.  Case 36899

On the 10th July 1909, D.Hurley fell through an opening in the pier into 12 feet of water at Bantry, the sea being rough at the time. Sturt jumped in and was successful in saving him.

Sullivan, Dennis.    Case 36766

On the 20th July 1909, a boy accidentally fell into the Tees at Middlesborough, there being a depth of 20 feet at the time. Sullivan plunged in and succeeded in saving him.

Taylor, E.C. Seaman SS Cymric.    Case 36933

On the 28th July 1909, a lunatic who had escaped from his keeper threw himself into the harbour at Boston, USA. Taylor plunged overboard and succeeded in rescuing him.

Taylor, Joseph G. Constable Metropolitan Police.  Case 36809

On the 4th July 1909, a boy fell into the Thames at Chelsea, the depth being 12 feet with strong cross-currents running. Taylor plunged in and was able to swim with him to a disused pier, to which he held till a boat picked them up.

Tebutt, William.    Case 36881

On the 15th August 1909, W.Dean, while bathing in the Trent at Beeston, was carried out into 14 feet of water, the place being very dangerous. Tebutt went in, and, after a hard struggle, rescued him.

Truman, Arthur.  Case 37015

On the 7th September 1909, Nellie OíConnor was thrown into the Lea at Clapton owing to a punt colliding with a barge, the depth at the place being 14 feet. Truman jumped in and caught her, but both were sucked under the barge. J.Wakeling then went in and got Truman out, the girl being drowned.

Testimonial on vellum to Wakeling.

Tucker, John. Able Seaman HMS Britannia.  Case 36649

On the 25th May 1909, at sea.

See Silver Medal to Cmdr. E.A.Taylor Acts of Gallantry Vol II Page 121.

Tully, W.H.    Case 36526

On the 31st January 1909, two boys fell through the ice on the river at Alnwick. A comrade named McLauchlan, in trying to save them, also fell in, the depth at the place being 7 to 8 feet. Tully, in attempting to reach them, also fell through the ice, but succeeded in saving McLauchlan, and then, with H.S.Gowenlock, tried to save the other two, but failed.

Testimonials on vellum to McLauchlan and Gowenlock.

Umra.    See Zardad Case 36516

Vango, Edward.    Case 37042

On the 4th September 1909, a boat was swamped on the Thames at Barnes, throwing two men into the water, which was about 20 feet deep at that point. Vango went in and supported one man till a boat came, the other man being drowned.

Vaughan-Jones, H. Lieutenant.    Case 37048
Atkinson, R.O. Able Seaman.

On the 15th July 1909, Lieut.F.F.Ormonde fell overboard from submarine C15 off the Shipwash Light. Vaughan-Jones and Atkinson jumped in and supported him till they were picked up by a boat.

Ward, Alfred E.    Case 36555

On the 4th March 1909, a girl fell through the ice on a pond at Egham where the depth of water was 10 feet. Ward went out on the ice, which again broke, but he caught the girl and they were got out with a rope.

Wilkins, A.G. Able Seaman.  Case 37142

On the 28th September 1909, a man fell overboard from HMS Bellerophon at Cromerty, the sea being rather rough with a 3-knot tide running. Wilkins jumped in and supported him till they were picked up about 100 yards from the ship.

Wilson, David.    Case 36958
Robertson, J.

On the 31st August 1909, R.Haldane fell from the quay into the sea at Newhaven, the depth being 18 feet and very rough. Wilson and Robertson jumped in and between them managed to rescue him.

Wilson, William. Fisherman.  Case 36535

On the 11th February 1909, the fishing-boat Triumph was dashed on the rocks at the entrance to Anstruther harbour, there being a heavy sea running. Wilson took a line and succeeded in swimming to shore with it, and his four companions were thus enabled to reach land.

Wombwell, James.  Case 36500

On the 28th November 1908, a woman, in an attempt at suicide, threw herself into the Witham at Boston, the depth being 9 feet and the night dark and cold. Wombwell jumped in, and with much difficulty was able to support her till further help came and they were got out.

Zardad. Dafadar.  Case 36516
Singh, Maksudan.
Umra.

On the 20th August 1908, a syce, while swimming horses in the Kalpani river at Mardan, India, got into difficulty in 14 feet of water. Zardad, Singh and Umra all went in, and between them succeeded in saving the man.

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