Sea Gallantry Medal Victoria, large type for gallantry in silver, (Stanley Prior, Rescue of Jose Paredes on the 27th April 1897). Stanley Prior GVF


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Stanley Prior, Third Mate of the sailing ship Khyber, of Liverpool, jumped overboard and rescued from drowning, Jose Paredes, the Steward of the Khyber, who attempted to commit suicide, in the Indian Ocean, 27 April 1897. (Ref. The Sea Gallantry Medal, by R. J. Scarlett).Prior was also awarded the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Marine Medal in Silver for this rescue.