Gold Medal 1857

Posted: 01 January 2017 Posted In: Skill and Gallantry Awards

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A letter was read from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, stating the services of Lieut. WP Jamison RN., Port Captain Cape town, Mr J Wilson, Assistant Port Captain Cape Town, and 18 men, in rescuing the crews, amounting to 64 persons, of the Newport, Isabella, Cristobel, Ellen Rawson, wrecked in the Table Bay on the 6th,7th, 10th and 14th June, respectively. It appeared that Lieut. Jamison and the following persons forming the lifeboat’s crew had been out on four different occasions; – viz. Joseph Hopson (coxswain), William Anderson, Andrew Brown, Benjamin Harvey, Edward Weatherby, Dolph Myers, John Sharlandand Henry Stark. It was therefore resolved on the motion of Rear-Admiral Smart, KH., seconded by Capt. Rawstrone, RN., and carried unanimously, that the Gold Medal of the Society be awarded to Lieut. Jamison, RN.