A fine Collection of Life Saving Awards

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Date of Auction: 12th December 2012

Sold for £240

Estimate: £150 - £200

Royal Humane Society, large bronze medal (unsuccessful) (J. H. Clyne, Quarter Master, H.M.S. Severn, Vit. Peric. Expos. D.D. Soc. Reg. Hvm. 11th July 1863) fitted with ring suspension, some edge bruising, good very fine £150-200

Footnote

Ex D.N.W. September 1999.

On 11 July 1863, Quartermaster James H. Clyne, R.N., serving aboard H.M.S. Severn, in Trincomalee. A man, Nickton accidentally fell overboard. Clyne jumped overboard after him but his attempt to rescue failed as Nickton sank. (R.H.S. Case No. 17,177).