Lily Madeline WoodLily Madeleine Wood, 1900s

Lily Madeline Wood, 15, Salford, was awarded the Life Saving Medal in Bronze for conspicuous bravery displayed at Salford on 28 March 1907.

A baby was wandering on some electric lines when a car approached. The driver applied his brakes but the car could not have stopped before striking the child. However, Lily rushed forward and, at the risk of her own life, snatched the baby from the front of the car, which travelled some distance further and pushed against her as she stepped back with the child in her arms.

Source: Museum of the Order of St John

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