A fine Collection of Life Saving Awards

Date of Auction: 12th December 2012

Sold for £650

Estimate: £280 - £320

Pair: Able Seaman George Moore, Royal Navy

China 1857-60, 1 clasp, Taku Forts 1860, unnamed; Royal Humane Society, large bronze medal (successful) (George Moore, A.B., H.M.S. Simoom, Vit. ob Serv. D.D. Soc. Reg. Hvm. 13 July, Dec 1858) fitted with a ring suspension, nearly extremely fine (2) £280-320


Able Seaman George Moore, H.M.S. Simoom, rescued Richard Cram and a boy from the same vessel, from the waters of Trincomalee Harbour, Bombay, on 13 July 1858. Cram accidentally fell overboard and sank whilst bathing. Moore jumped overboard on both occasions and rescued them. (R.H.S. Case No. 16,320)