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A Pre-Great War S.G.M. to Ordinary Seaman J. Hull, Mercantile Marine, Sea Gallantry Medal, G.V.R., silver (John Hull, "Evelyn", 30th November 1913), good very fine, in fitted case of issue

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A Pre-Great War S.G.M. to Ordinary Seaman J. Hull, Mercantile Marine, Sea Gallantry Medal, G.V.R., silver (John Hull, "Evelyn", 30th November 1913), good very fine, in fitted case of issue

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Lot Essay

S.G.M. 'On 26 November 1913, the Evelyn was in distress in the North Atlantic Ocean. In response to signals of distress, the S.S. Invergyle, of Glasgow, bore down on the Evelyn but owing to the heavy seas she was unable at the time to render any service and could only stand by until daylight. Next morning a lifeboat was launched from the Invergyle, which under the command of Mr. Souter, and manned by Foot, Flynn, Grundstrom and Wilking, proceeded to the Evelyn, and by use of oil, succeeded in getting under the Evelyn's stern. A member of the Evelyn's crew dropped onto the bow of the lifeboat. He fell overboard but was rescued by those in the lifeboat. Two others who jumped into the water were also picked up by the lifeboat. While the lifeboat was towing astern a member of her crew was thrown overboard and through the heavy sea struck the lifeboat. The rope was then let go and after rescuing the man the lifeboat returned to the Invergyle.

On the evening of 30 November, the S.S. Monmouth, of Liverpool, bore down on the Evelyn and launched a lifeboat, which, under the command of Mr. Russell, and manned by Mr. McPhee, Bradshaw, Jones, Craddock, Hull, Hamilton and Picker, proceeded to the Evelyn and succeeded, with great difficulty, in taking off the Master, Mate and remaining Seamen, the Evelyn being abandoned in a sinking condition' (P.R.O. BT 261/6 refers).

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