Goss R – 1933

BB Gazette Vol.42 No.3 – The Boys’ Brigade Cross for Heroism has been awarded to Private Raymond Goss, aged 13, of the 5th Wellingborough Company, for saving the lives of two boys at Wellingborough Town Bathing Place in the River Nene on the 26th July. Goss was bathing when he noticed two Boys struggling together in deep water on the other side of the river. He immediately swam across and seizing one of the Boys managed to pull him into shallower water and ultimately brought him to the bank. Goss then noticed the legs of the other Boy projecting out of the water, and he at once made for him and with great difficulty succeeded in rescuing him also. Owing to the proximity of locks there was a strong current flowing. Other people saw the occurrence, but only Goss had the courage to go to the rescue although he had only learned to swim this year.

Boys Brigade Cross for Heroism

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