Emergency Services => Medical => Topic started by: kyn on November 25, 2011, 10:14:01

Title: Boy Receives Bronze Medal for Saving a Life
Post by: kyn on November 25, 2011, 10:14:01
On the 11th April 1872 a youth named Batchelor received a bronze medal from the Royal Humane Society for saving another boy named Baverstock who had fallen 100 feet down a well at Hall Inn, Luton.
Title: Re: Boy Receives Bronze Medal for Saving a Life
Post by: seafordpete on November 25, 2011, 10:32:34
He was R Batchelor aged 16.
All dates are of the incident
1872 also saw Bronze medal awards to  Gnr T Collins 11/4/1872 at Sheerness
H Cooper 20/8/1872 at Folkestone
T Freeman Krooman (sic) HMS Columbine at Port Victoria 5/8/1871
Z Kemp Mariner 28/12/1871 at Ramsgate
R Light Coastguard 5/11/1871 off Sandwich
HJ Renshaw aged 16 Blockmaker at Milton 21/7/1872

from http://www.lsars.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rolls.htm (http://www.lsars.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rolls.htm)
Title: Re: Boy Receives Bronze Medal for Saving a Life
Post by: seaJane on November 28, 2011, 16:53:17
T Freeman Krooman (sic) HMS Columbine at Port Victoria 5/8/1871
from http://www.lsars.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rolls.htm (http://www.lsars.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rolls.htm)

Interesting! This isn't a typo for "crewman". The Kru or Kroo were an African tribe (Oxford English Dictionary says from the Liberian coast) who were very skilled seamen. Kroomen were often employed as crew aboard British ships especially (though this would be fifty-thirty years before 1871) on the anti-slavery squadrons.
Title: Re: Boy Receives Bronze Medal for Saving a Life
Post by: seafordpete on November 28, 2011, 16:59:22
Thanks, 2nd newtrick for the old dog today!