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Henry Hood coxswain (2)

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Henry wearing his medals. In March 1883 he and his crew went to the assistance of the schooner Atlas when she ran aground on Longscar Rocks. Henry and John and Matthew Franklin were awarded the RNLI Silver medal for their bravery. Queen Victoria also conferred the Albert Medal second class on Henry for his part in the rescue. On his retirement he was voted a second silver clasp to his Silver Medal.

Donor : Maureen Anderson


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