Randle C – 1924

BB Gazette Vol.32 No.9 – The Brigade Executive have awarded The Boys’ Brigade Cross for Heroism to Lance-Corporal Charles Randle, aged 17, of the 16th Nottingham Company, for rescuing a drowning Boy from the River Trent, on Sunday, 16th March. Randle showed the greatest gallantry and disregard for his own personal safety. He was some distance from the scene of the occurrence, but was attracted by cries of distress, and running to the bank he dived into the river, which was swollen with flood, and after considerable difficulty, he succeeded in bringing the Boy safely to the bank, although nearly disabled by cramp caused by the cold.

The Police have reported the case to the Royal Humane Society for recognition, and at the recent Demonstration of the Nottingham Battalion, Randle was publicly promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Boys Brigade Cross for Heroism

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