Bravery award (b)

This medal was presented to Harry Bickerton and Thomas Gleaves who, at considerable risk to their own lives, rescued six men who were overcome by carbon monoxide gas at New Hem Heath Colliery, Chesterton on 25 February 1915. They tried in vain to rescue the remaining 12 men, who were unfortunately suffocated, before being overcome themselves and being brought to the surface by the rescue team.

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