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Shipwright Rescues Police Constable From Mast Pond - 1874
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 22:29:17 »
July 9, 1874

A gallant act by Benjamin Flux, a Shipwright in Chatham Dockyard, has been suitably recognised. On the 17th May Police-Constable James Hansford, stationed at the Dockyard, fell into the Mast Pond, and was drowning, when Flux plunged into the deep water and rescued him. Flux was lately awarded a medal for this act by the Royal Humane Society, and yesterday Capt. Fellowes, the Captain-Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard, presented in the presence of the dockyard workmen, a valuable silver watch and chain to Flux, on behalf of the officers and men of the Metropolitan Police Force stationed in the yard, who had subscribed for the gift as a token of their appreciation of his courage.

(It doesn't say if it was the North or South Mast Pond)


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