New York Firemen Receive Medals

New York Firemen Receive Medals

Medals were presented to members of the fire department of New York City on Saturday, May 26, as part of the silver jubilee celebration of the city by the board of merit, of which Deputy Commissioner Joseph M. Hannon is chairman. The board is composed of the following members: Deputy Commissioner William F. Thompson, Chief John Kenlon, Assistant Chief Joseph B. Martin, Deputy Chief John O’Hara, Deputy Chief Patrick Maher, Deputy Chief Thomas R. Langford, Deputy Chief John F. King, and Deputy Chief James W. Heffernan and Daniel D. Gallagher is secretary of the board of merit. It presented 12 of these medals for unusual valor, one for exemplary discipline, one for progressive administration and fifteen to the members of the fire company performing the fastest evolutions in the company school. The presentation took place at the reviewing stand and was by Mayor John F. Hylan. Those to whom the awards were made are as follows:

CLASS ONE Bennett medal, with department medal, to Capt, Edwin A. A. Quinn, Acting Chief of the 6th Battalion; Bonner medal, with department medal, to Fireman Frank B. Cartwright, H. & L. 112; TrevorWarren medal, with department medal, to Fireman Frank Haig, H. & L. 112; Kenny medal, with department medal, to Fireman Edward W. Stiehler, Engine Co. 231; Van Heukelom medal, with department medal, to Fireman William R. Jacobs. H. & L. Co. 142.

CLASS TWO—Brooklyn Citizen’s medal, to Lieut. J. P. McChrone, H. & L. Co. 148; Hurley medal. Fireman F. F. Powers. Engine Co. 18; Crimmins medal. Fireman Stanley F. Winnis, Hook and Ladder Co. 22; Brookntan medal, Capt. Raimund W. Haupt, Hook and Ladder Co. 3; Prentice medal. Fireman Frank W. Ross, Hook and Ladder Co. 127; Scott medal. Fireman Mark Janesky. Engine Co. 294: Agnew medal. Fireman Arthur F. Shaw, Hook and Ladder Co. 143; Stephenson medal for discipline to Capt. Michael F. Conley, Engine Co. 238, and Acting Chief of the 36th Battalion; Administration medal to Fireman Walter G. Murphy, Hook and Ladder Co. 1; Efficiency medals to the officers and members of Hook and Ladder Co. 16 on East 67th street, Manhattan, for the fastest evolutions in the Company School last year.

New York Firemen Receive Medals

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New York Firemen Receive Medals

Fourteen members of the New York City fire department who performed deeds of bravery during the past year received medals at the hands of Mayor Hylan in front of the City Hall on June 21. After marching behind the department band to the place of presentation the honor men were introduced to the mayor by Chief Kenlon. The awards were as follows: Administration Medal to Battalion Chief James J. Henry for having submitted to the fire commissioner the best suggestions for the improvement of the department and the promotion of the efficiency of the force. Janies Gordon Bennett Medal and Department Medal, to Frank J. Costello, Hook and Ladder Company 12; Hugh Bonner Medal and Department Medal, to Charles W. Holmes, Hook and Ladder Company 10; Emily Trcvor-Mary B. Warren Medal and Department Medal to Charles Amato, Engine Company 72; Thomas A. Kenny Memorial Medal and Department Medal, to Charles F. McGrath, Hook and Ladder Company 12. The Henri W. Van Heukelom Medal, to Michael J. Lawlor, Hook and Ladder Company 21; Brooklyn Citizen’s Medal, to Michael P. Cashman, Engine Company 282, Brooklyn; William S. Hurley Medal, to James F. Fitzpatrick, Hook and Ladder Company 22; Thomas E. Crimmins Memorial Medal, to James J. Walsh, Hook and Ladder Company 2; John T. Agnew Medal, to John Snyder, Engine Company 14; Harry M. Archer Medal, to John Walsh, Hook and Ladder Company 1, Henry D. Brookman Medal, to Robert Tierney, Engine Company 72. John H. Prentice Medal to Robert J. Davis, Hook and Ladder Company 16; Walter Scott Medal, to Probationary Fireman Matthew J. Crawley, Engine Company 72. Stephenson Medal, to Captain William Ward, Hook and Ladder Company 122, Brooklyn. Each member of Engine Company 210 received the College Efficiency Medal. Victory Medals were also given to 253 firemen for service in the World War. These medals have been ready for some time, but have not been called for.