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.