CASED SILVER R.S.P.C.A. MEDAL TO SERGEANT WILLIAM BUSHBY MILBURN, WEST RIDING CONSTABULARY 1927

*** RESERVED *** Cased silver R.S.P.C.A. Medal to Sergeant William Bushby Milburn, West Riding Constabulary 1927.
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Shields Daily News 22 Nov 1927: "Plucky Police Officer - Nine cattle saved in Yorks farm blaze. Nine cattle were rescued from a burning barn at Threshfield, Yorkshire, as the result of a brave act on the part of Police sergeant Milburn of the West Riding Constabulary. When he arrived on the scene the fire had secured a firm hold on the hay in the loft above the mistrals in which the cattle were secured. Without thought of personal safety, Sergeant Milburn dashed into the burning building, and despite the blinding smoke and the heat, succeeded in liberating three cows. After a brief rest he again entered the barn and managed to drive the remaining six cattle to safety. No sooner had he got them out of the building than the loft collapsed."