silver issue, complete with brooch bar, engraved (Awarded to Dr Guy Mitchell. July 1912.). A couple of very light edge bruises otherwise very fine. (1)
Awarded to Dr Guy Mitchell of Topcliffe for his bravery in rescuing a pony which had fallen into deep water. The pony was grazing in a field at Cakehill, while attached to a dog-cart, when suddenly it bolted towards the River Swale and, leaping down the high bank with the dog-cart still attached, turned a somersault into about 15 feet of water. Dr Mitchell at once threw off some of his clothes and seizing a rope, swam to its rescue. He rescued this to the animals neck, and then at considerable risk, as the frightened animal was struggling violently, he managed to cut the harness and the pony was rescued.