About this object

Medallion from Liverpool Shipwreck & Humane Society awarded posthumously to Liverpool apprentice pilot Frank Waddington, 1939. Frank was one of 23 men who lost their lives on board pilot boat No.1 Charles Livingston, which ran aground off Ainsdale beach near Southport in a heavy storm on 26 November, 1939. Frank Waddington, along with three other apprentices - Peter Horswell, John Tully and John Lancaster, died trying to save the lives of their companions. The edge of the medallion is engraved "IN MEMORIAM PRESENTED BY THE LIVERPOOL SHIPWRECK & HUMANE SOCIETY TO MR AND MRS H. M. WADDINGTON, IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON, FRANK SAMUEL WADDINGTON WHO WAS DROWNED WHEN MAKING A GALLANT ATTEMPT TO SAVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS ON 26TH NOV. 1939."

Object specifics

  • Title
    Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society medallion and box
  • Accession no.
  • Type
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Silver; Glass
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    Frank Waddington (Award nominee) ; Mr Waddington (Donor) ; Mrs Waddington (Donor)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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