Awards




Benjamin BARRETT: life saving award
yard boy, presented with Royal Humane Society award for his plucky attempt to save life of P.W.CROFT, a youth
(Dover Express 22 Dec 1916 p.3 col.5)
Charles BARTER of Dover: life saving award

a Gallant rescue of a boy
(Dover Express 21 Sep 1923 p.7)
-presentation - (Dover Express 9 Nov 1923 p.5 col.4)
Charles F. BIART: life saving award

foreman (for FINNIS & Sons), aged 29, living at 3 Priory Gate, Dover was awarded a testimonial for bravery: “at personal risk, rescued Henry ROBERTS aged 9 of 11 Adrian Street, Dover, from drowning in the Wellington Dock on 18 August 1886. Rescue was at 10.30 hours, dock 15-ft deep. Rescue 20-ft from Quay”
(Dover Express 29 Oct 1886 under “Dover Town Council”)

John PEARCE life saving award

of the “Experiment” cutter – was rewarded with £1. 10s. for meritorious conduct, saving a child in the harbour.

(Dover Humane and Shipwreck Society) (Dover Telegraph 19.6.1847 p.8 col.2) Thomas George STOCKBRIDGE: life saving award

Boy of 7 saved brother's life: was presented with a Bible for saving his brother's life 2 years ago. The Revd. W. YATE placed 2-guineas in an account also for him.

(Dover National Schools prize-giving, in Dover Standard newspaper Feb 15 1872 p.5 col.1)

AWARDS TO BOATMEN: “In the Admiralty Court of the Cinque Ports held at Dover on Tuesday, award was made of the sum of £1,000 to boatmen of Deal and Dover for having about a month since got off from the Goodwin Sands the Swedish schooner “Gotha”, with a cargo of wine etc. from Bordeaux to Hamburg, and brought her safe into Dover harbour, where she is undergoing repairs. The crew, it will be remembered after being all night in the open boat in which they left the vessel, got into Dover harbour. The award is in shares of £14 each – of which 58 go to Deal and 21 to Dover.”

(Kentish Gazette, November 27, 1838, page 3, col 4)

G.W.CHITTY re his Miller’s Convention Book 1886, also the Coronation of Geo 6th Medal presented to him by the Bakers' Trade Exhibition

(both in Dover Museum plus information)

"Richard CLARINGBOULD a pupil of Alkham C of E school, was admitted on April 19 1909 and left on Apr 12.1918 and during those 9 years made a perfect and punctual attendance. He is wearing the medal and bars granted by the Kent Education Comm. The K.E.C. intend presenting the lad with a watch for this record of attendance" PHOTO of him.

(Dover Express 16.8.1918 p.4)

Emmeline C. HOWLING age 9 of Buckland, medal winner.

(Dover Express 19 March 1915 back page)

Mr B.D.RANSOM (PHOTO of him) has won Gallantry Medal, presented by the Mayor

(Dover Express 26.9.1924 p.8)