TYNEMOUTH MEDAL GROUP OF 3 TO JAMES DRYDEN

** NEW ** Tynemouth Medal 'Presented to James Dryden on the 7th August 1895 for saving life from drowning.'; Humane Society Medal erased with 2nd award clasp dated 6th Aug 1898.; Pluck Medal 1895 unnamed with silver top suspender, all in fitted velvet lined medal case with recesses for medals and clasp, made by Reid & Sons, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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Description

Tynemouth Medal: "James Dryden, 22, a labourer from Bedford PLace, Newcastle saving Joseph Dixon, 23, of Heddon-on-the-Wall at midnight 22 April 1895 Newcastle Quay. The man fell into the water between the ship and Quay wall, tide running about 20 feet deep. Rescuer at once plunged in about 12 yards and dived and rescued the man who was sinking for the last time."

Humane Society Bronze Medal: "James Dryden, at great personal risk, rescued Jospeh Dixon from drowning in the Tyne at Newcastle, on the 22nd April 1895."

2nd Award clasp in Bronze: "On the 6th August 1898, a woman, in an attempt to commit suicide, threw herself into the Tyne at Newcastle, the depth being 30 feet, with a strong tide running. James Dryden, labourer, sprang in from the quay, caught the woman, and took her to the side, where they were taken into a boat."