HC Deb 02 August 1904 vol 139 cc513-4
MR. KEARLEY (Devonport)

To ask the Secretary to Admiralty the whether the Admiralty intend to recognise in ally special manner the heroism displayed by Chief Stoker Gee who, on the 6th August last, at the risk of his own life, rescued two men from the stokehold of H.M.S. "Blake" on the occasion of an accident to one of her boilers, seeing that for a similar act of bravery Stoker Lynch was awarded the Albert Medal.

(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) Chief Stoker Gee displayed great courage and promptitude on the occasion of the accident on board H.M.S. "Blake." His conduct was favourably noticed at the time, and an entry to that effect was made on his parchment certificate. It would be invidious to attempt any comparison between two such brave actions as those referred to in the hon. Member's Question, but I can assure him that all the circumstances of both were fully considered.