Life Saving Medal of the Order of St John, in Silver (1874-1888)
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The Life Saving Medal of the Order of St. John was established on December 15, 1874. The Medal is issued in a Gold, Silver, or Bronze grade to reward acts of gallantry in life-saving efforts. Recipients who have demonstrated an imminent risk of their own life in life-saving pursuits are also eligible for the award.
Clasps are awarded to denote further acts of gallantry.
There are 3 versions of the Medal which vary by design and inscription. It is estimated that only 34 Silver Medals of the first version were awarded.
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