Gloucester Citizen (04/Oct/1944) - Albert Medal for Boy of 14

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors.

ALBERT MEDAL FOR BOY OF 14

At 14 Geoffrey Riley, of Holmfirth, Yorks, wins the Albert Medal for gallantry.

When in May, the flooded River Holme burst its banks, a woman, aged 76, was trapped on a low wall.

All round her raged a torrent of rapidly rising water.

Geoffrey plunged into the water of her aid, struggled until he was exhausted to get her to safety.

His father, Donald Riley, went to help him, but all three were swept away into the river.

Only the boy was saved.

Gloucester Citizen (04/Oct/1944) - Albert Medal for Boy of 14

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