Bailey T – 1923

The Life Brigade Chronicle 1923 – The Distinguished Service Diploma and Cross for Courage have been awarded to Lce.-Corpl. Bailey, of the 2nd West Bromwich Co., who rescued George Ford from the Canal. Ford had been bathing, but got into difficulties and was drawn under a barge. Bailey went to his rescue, but unfortunately was jammed between the bank, and the vessel. After a great effort he succeeded in releasing himself, and recovered Ford, who, by that time, was in a serious condition. Eventually, however , he was brought to the bank and recovered. This is the 15th rescue Bailey has made, although he is only 13 years of age.


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