Edward Medal,

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Lot 269
Edward Medal,

Sold for £ 2,585 (US$ 3,640) inc. premium
Edward Medal,
for Industry, E.VII.R. issue in bronze, engraved (William Brandon). In original box of issue. Good very fine. (1)

Footnotes

  • Edward Medal. London Gazette 13.10.1911.

    On the 23rd June 1911, Alfred Butterfield, a workman employed by the Luton Corporation, descended a sump hole at the Luton Sewage Farm, and was overcome by foul gas which had accumulated there. William Brandon immediately went to his rescue and descended the hole, but was overcome by the gas. In spite of the serious danger disclosed by the previous attempt at rescue, Herbert Carter decided to make the descent, and, placing a handkerchief over his mouth, was lowered by two ropes into the hole. There he found that Butterfield was dead and Brandon was unconscious. he placed a rope round Brandon, and they were both drawn to the surface. Carter then descended again, and attached a rope to the body of Butterfield.

    An Edward medal was also issued to Herbert Carter for this attempt.

    An extremely rare medal issue.
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