Silver Board of Trade Medal for Saving Life at Sea

MMM.2006.4.1

On display

Silver Board of Trade gallantry medal awarded to Leslie Morton. Able Seaman Leslie Morton was on lookout duty on Lusitania and was the first person to spot the torpedo. Having raised the alarm he helped lower several lifeboats, before he and Able Seaman Joseph Parry used a collapsible lifeboat to rescue over 100 survivors. Morton was widely regarded as ‘the outstanding hero’ of the disaster, and was a key witness in the British inquiry.