Patrick J – 1965

BB Gazette Vol.74 No.3 

The Boys’ Brigade Cross for Heroism has been awarded to James Patrick of the 208th Glasgow Company.

In March last, a five year old Boy fell into the River Levem at Pollok, Glasgow, and was quickly carried down-stream by the fast flowing current. James Patrick, hearing the commotion, ran from his home about 100 yards away and without hesitation jumped into the river, grabbed hold of the Boy and brought him to the river bank. A second younger Boy also attempted the rescue but had to give up owing to the strength of the current.

But for this prompt action by James Patrick (11 years 10 months), the Boy would have undoubtedly drowned.

Boys Brigade cross for heroism

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