Royal Humane Society Medal, 2nd type small medal in bronze. Robert Henry 30th May 1881. Claw re-soldered VF

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Robert Henry a blacksmith from Heworth on Tyne rescued on the 30th of May 1881 Edward Trieal a messenger from Shields Pond, Hebburn at 1.30 pm having slipped off a gangway into the River Tyne, which was in full flood, Robert dived off the Quay to rescue the boy. The water was very polluted at this point from the copper works.