Daniels H – 1924

The Life Brigade Chronicle 1924 – The Distinguished Service Diploma and Cross for Courage have been awarded to Harry Daniels, of the 1st Southampton Company.

He was playing on the Government Railway Jetty, from which during the war troops were embarked for France, when one of his mates named Nelson fell into the water. At the state of tide just then the water was over 12 feet deep. Several men were standing about and saw the accident, but none of them tried to save the drowning boy, and eventually all slunk away. After a few moments hesitation Daniels, who had only recently learned to swim, and without throwing off his clothes, jumped in and managed to bring Nelson safely to the shore.


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