Liverpool Humane Society Medal
Lot 165
A silver Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Medal by H & R, Birmingham 1947
Sold for £125 (US$ 204) inc. premium

Lot Details
Liverpool Humane Society Medal Liverpool Humane Society Medal
A silver Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Medal
by H & R, Birmingham 1947
a silver marine medal, awarded to; James G.Burgon for gallant service, 26/6/1950, cased.

Footnotes

  • The following extract is from the Society book;

    "Silver marine medal, Parchment and £5 to James Gould Burgon, 5 Saxonia Road, Liverpool, for the attempted rescue of a man drowning in the River Mersey, off Seacombe, on 26th June, 1950.

    Whilst the ferryboat "Marlowe" was on her way to New Brighton, at approximately 8.45pm, a man was seen to jump overboard. The alarm was at once raised and a boat lowered. In the meantime, Burgon, removing his jacket and shoes only, dived in to rescue and swam towards the drowning man, who when then only about 30 yards away. He had almost reached him when the man sank below the surface and disappeared. Burgon continued to search until picked up the Marlowe's boat.

    There is little doubt that but for the deceased's determination to commit suicide, Burgon's prompt and gallant action would have been successful."

    With thanks to the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society, further details can be found at www.liverpoolshipwreckandhumanesoc.org


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