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|Listed below, a selection of British awarded medals for saving life. Some scarce rare items.
612. Sea Gallantry Medal -
Bronze - Edw. V11 - Large. Albert Erikson. “Vanduara” 25th June
1902. Recipient with four others, manned a boat and attempted to rescue
a shipmate who had fallen overboard, at considerable risk. The
“Vanduara was a sailing ship out of Swansea. (NEF) £1550
621. Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck.
(Later the R.N.L.I. Early Silver Medal (Geo.1V)
Issued without suspender & un-named. (NVF)
632. British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) Eliz. 11 - Civil. Abduli Grunshie.
L/G 9-10-1956 - Abdulai Grunshie. Timber Headman. Bibiani Gold
Mine. Gold Coast. - “A machine driver in the Bibiani Gold Mine
accidentally fell 40 feet to the bottom of an ore pass. He was injured
and called for help. At grave personal risk and without regard to the
dangers involved, Grunshie immediately descended into the ore pass by
means of a chain ladder. While carrying out rescue operations some of
the broken ore above released itself and fell. Through Grunshie could
easily have climbed the rope to safety, he stood by the injured man in
most dangerous circumstances until further help was forthcoming. Medal
in fitted Royal Mint case of issue. (EF) £775
633. St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association. Silver Medal for Saving Life on Land. Un-named. (NEF) £545 PHOTOS
635. Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Marine Medal -
Silver. Ernest Walton for gallant service 6th July 1911 - with Bar
- Second Service 13 Aug. 1911. Sold with top 3 prong pin bar, and in
fitted case of issue. (EF) £685 PHOTOS
636. Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Marine Medal -
Silver. Raphael Lubez. For gallant service 4-11-1891. (GVF) £295
637. Royal Humane Society.
Large Bronze. Sgt. Nicholas Chapman. Worcester Militia. 20th May
1855. It would appear that at one time medal was fitted with
suspender from edge - since removed. (NEF) £395
638. Royal Humane Society - Large type bronze medal - successful.
James Connor. 20 June 1847. Fitted with ring suspender. (NEF) £320
639. Royal Humane Society. Large type bronze medal -
successful. Edward Jeffery. 29 June 1855.
640. Royal Humane Society. Small type silver medal -
successful. P.C. W. Mears. ‘M’ Divn. (VF)
642. Moray Floods - Silver
Medal for Courage 1829. Handsome piece. 40 mm diameter. Obverse -
Flood scene surrounded by laurel leaves. Reverse - “Presented by the
Central Committee for the Flood Fund to Alexander Riach Rothes, as an
Honorary Reward for his courage and humanity shown at the Great Flood.
August 4th 1829”. Reverse has been neatly converted for brooch wear.
Rare (NEF) £455 PHOTOS
644. Hundred of Salford Humane Society
- Silver Cruciform Medal. William Henry Mason. August
1887 - For saving life. (NEF) £165 PHOTOS
645. Hundred of Salford Special Proficiency Medal. Reverse named “Lucy Andrews 1927” (NEF) £95 PHOTOS
820. R.S.P.C.A. Life-saving Medal - Bronze -Top Bar “For Humanity”. Stn. Offr. G.C. Warren 1952. In fitted case (EF) £185
983. Group of Four
1939-45 and Italy Stars. Defence and War Medals.
Corporation of Glasgow Medal for Bravery (silver) Pte. Lawrence Howard (R.A.M.C.)
Magistrates Committee’s minutes 2nd March 1943 - “For rescuing a
boy (aged 4) from drowning in the River Kelvin on 4th October last”.
(NEF) £415 PHOTOS
967. Group of Two
Lloyds Medal for Bravery at Sea. Able Seaman R.H. Percival. S.S. “Goodwood”. 10th September 1939
British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) Geo. V1. Robert Hilton Percival (renamed)
B.E.M. - L/G 10-6-1941 - “When the ship was damaged by enemy action the Master was badly wounded.
He ordered the one remaining life-boat to be lowered but the officers
and some of the men lost valuable minutes in trying to help him
instead of getting the boat into the water. The Master therefore told
them to leave him and ordered them all away to the boat.
Able Seaman Percival however, resolutely refused to go and stood
by. All hands were now safely in the boat except the Master and A/B
Percival and, as the vessel was about to take her final plunge,
Percival was ordered to jump overboard. Instead of obeying this order
he tried to carry the Master to the bulwark rail. Four members of the
crew stepped back on board and helped Percival. They all dropped into
the sea together just as the ship sank and were picked up by a
Percival, by his selfless devotion, saved the Master’s life.” (GVF) £1195 PHOTOS
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