RNLI MEDALS AWARDED TO INHABITANTS OF WHITBY 1830 -1996

The following is a list of the Whitby inhabitants who have been awarded medals by the
 Royal National Lifeboat Institution from 1830 to 1996, plus a few of those awarded
"Thanks on Vellum" by the RNLI. I have details of the reasons for the awards and will
provide these by e-mail. Contact me at r.sanders3@ntlworld.com or at 101704.3110@compuserve.com

NAME                                        OCCUPATION                                 DATE OF AWARD      AWARD
Jones, Richard                           Lt R.N. Coastguard                           10 February 1830     Gold
Jones, Richard                           Chief Officer Coastguard                     5 January 1831       Gold 
Brittain, George Sherras                 Lt R.N. Coastguard                           10 January 1838      Silver 
Brittain, George Sherras                 Lt R.N. Coastgurard                          15 November 1838     Gold
Storr, John                              Fisherman - Whitby                           7 July 1853          Silver
Robinson, Thomas                         Seaman                                       7 March 1861         Silver
Freeman, Henry                           Crew Member Whitby Lifeboat                  4 April 1861         Silver
Quigley, William T                       Chief Officer Coasguard                      7 May 1868           Silver
Freeman, Henry                           Cox Whitby Lifeboat                          4 November 1880      Silver
Tose, George                             Cox Runswick Lifeboat                        14 December 1893     Silver
Langlands, Thomas                        Cox Whitby Lifeboat                          14 June 1906         Silver
Langlands, Thomas                        Cox Whitby Lifeboat                          12 November 1914     Gold 
Eglon, Richard                           2nd Cox Whitby Lifeboat                      12 November 1914     Silver
Peart, George                            bricklayer of Whitby                         12 November 1914     Silver
Richardson, Henry                        Crew Member Whitby No 2 Boat                 12 November 1914     Thanks
Storry, John William                     Fisherman - Whitby                           27 June 1924         Silver
Tose, Andrew                             Cox Runswick Lifeboat                        18 December 1924     Bronze
Patton, Thomas                           2nd Cox Runswick Lifeboat                    18 December 1924     Bronze
Murfield, James                          Cox Whitby No 1 Lifeboat                     14 December 1939     Silver
Dryden, John Robert                      2nd Cox Whitby No 1 Lifeboat                 14 December 1939     Bronze
Philpot, James                           Mechanic Whitby No 1 Lifeboat                14 December 1939     Bronze 
Murfield, James                          Cox Whitby Lifeboat                          14 March 1940        Bronze 
Dryden, John Robert                      2nd Cox Whitby Lifeboat                      14 March 1940        Bronze (Post)
Philpot, James                           Mechanic Whitby Lifeboat                     14 March 1940        Silver
Wale, Christopher                        Act Bowman Whitby Lifeboat                   14 March 1940        Bronze (Post)
Winspear, Matthew Leadley                Crew Member Whitby Lifeboat                  14 March 1940        Bronze
Walker, John William C                   Crew Member Whitby Lifeboat                  14 March 1940        Bronze
Dryden, William                          Asst Mechanic Whitby Lifeboat                14 March 1940        Bronze
Storr, John                              Act Cox Whitby Lifeboat                      14 March 1940        Thanks 
Harland, John Robert                     Crew Member Whitby No 1 Boat                 11 April 1946        Silver
Murfield, Harry                          Cox Whitby No 1 Lifeboat                     11 April 1946        Bronze
Patton, Robert                           Cox Runswick Lifeboat                        8 March 1954         Gold (Post)
Taylor, Eric Charles                     Cox Whitby No 1 Lifeboat                     10 June 1954         Bronze
Harland, William                         Cox Whitby Lifeboat                          9 September 1970     Bronze
Hodgson, Brian William                   Crew Member Whitby Inshore Bt                10 December 1973     Bronze
Coates, Michael Raymond                  Helmsman Whitby Inshore Boat                 12 November 1975     Bronze
Allen, Robert William                    Cox Whitby Lifeboat                          17 March 1977        Silver
Robinson, Richard Martin K               Helmsman Whitby Inshore Boat                 17 March 1977        Bronze
Thomson, Peter Neville                   Cox/Mechanic Whitby Lifeboat                 29 June 1988         Bronze
Botham, Niholas Simon                    Helmsman Whitby Lifeboat                     29 June 1988         Bronze
Pearson, John                            Helmsman Whitby Inshore Boat                 13 April 1993        Bronze

NB: Post = Awarded posthumously





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