Lot Archive


№ 299


19 April 1995

Hammer Price:

Royal Humane Society, small bronze medal (Successful), (Lewis Ashton, A.B., 30 April 1879) with ribbon buckle in its Warrington case of issue, nearly extremely fine

At 14.00 hrs. on 30th April, Cowd working on the ship’s side fell in. Ashton and Chappell jumped overboard, followed by Robertson. They held Cowd up and Robertson obtained a lifebuoy. Cowd was insensible and suffered from congestion of the lungs.