The Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Medal
The Society was instituted in January 1839, and originated in consequence of the violent hurricane of the 7th of that month, which occasioned such fearful destruction both to life and property at the mouth of the Mersey. The objects of the institution are :-
1st The preservation of life from shipwreck.
2nd The relief of the unfortunate sufferers wrecked on the shores contiguous to the Port of Liverpool.
3rd The reward of persons instrumental in rescuing life from shipwreck.
With a view to carrying out the third object the reward is a beautiful medal executed by Mr WYON of her Majesty's Mint. The front shows a sailor kneeling on a fragment of a wreck, rescuing an infant and its mother from drowning, a boat in the distance is similarily engaged, and on the horizon is a ship, on the reverse is the "Liver" encircled by a wreath of oak.
Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Awards to Police and Fire Brigade
Misc medals and awards
Liverpool Police medals, 1852
Silver medal awarded to George SUAICAR, 1860
Alabama award, January 1877
Awards to brave Liverpool policemen 1908
1st Miner's V.C 1908
Medals and awards 1939
Awards by Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Oct and Nov 1940
Medical staff awards 1940
Medals and awards 1940, for the crew of the Lancastria
Misc Medals and awards 1940
Misc Medals and awards 1941
Victoria Cross awards
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