Bronze Board of Trade Medal for Saving Life at Sea, awarded to Seaman Joseph Parry

MMM.2014.26.2.1

About this object

Joseph Parry was an Able Seaman on board Lusitania when she was torpedoed.

A recognised hero of the disaster, Joseph worked alongside Leslie Morton to save over 100 survivors from the sea, and both were awarded Board of Trade medals for gallantry by King George V.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Bronze Board of Trade Medal for Saving Life at Sea, awarded to Seaman Joseph Parry
  • Accession no.
    MMM.2014.26.2.1
  • Type
    Medal
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1915
  • Materials
    Metal; Textile
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    32 mm
  • Related people
    David William Knowles (Associated Person, previous owner)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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