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DATE OF EM ACTION: 25/08/1909 St John, New Brunswick, Canada.

 

Little is known about Arthur H Adcock, who was an employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway when he rescued a small girl who ran in front of a train.

 

EM CITATION:

 

On the morning of August 25th, 1909, at St. John, New Brunswick, a train from Montreal was entering the train-shed, when a little girl about five years old ran across the track in front of the engine. The engine driver applied his brakes, but could not stop the train in time, and the child would have been killed had not Adcock with great quickness and presence of mind jumped at once to the centre of the track, seized the child, and swung her clear of the track. The engine

brushed Adcock's coat as he saved the child, showing how narrow was his own escape.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arthur Henry Adcock EM

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