Life Saving Awards from the Collection of John Wilson

Date of Auction: 25th March 2013

Sold for £350

Estimate: £220 - £260

Pair: Constable Herbert W. Woodward, Hull Police

Defence Medal, unnamed; Society for the Protection of Life from Fire, 5th type, silver (Herbert W. Woodward, Hull. 3-3-29) first with contact marks, nearly very fine and better (2) £220-260


Case 16,429: ‘On 3rd March 1929, Mrs Ethel, Kathlene (9), Donald (7), Zena (21/2) and Brinda Leathley (15 months) and Emma Sherwood (66) were saved from a fire at 9 Clarendon Street, Hull, cause of fire was unknown.’

P.C. Herbert William Woodward, Hull Police, retired from the force on 21 October 1955. With some copied research.