B&O Special Merit Roll, 1914/10
Special Merit Roll, October, 1914
The accompanying picture shows James H.
Murray, machinist at Clifton shops, and nephew
of James H. Clark, superintendent floating
equipment. On August 31st, about 3 p. m.
“Jim” was working on the lighter
“Monocacy,” when he heard a call for
help coming from a
young lady swimming
feet away from where he was
working. He immediately
jumped overboard and
swam to her. She was about to go
down for the last time when he arrived
and brought her to shore.
Upon arriving there he was met by others who
had heard the cry for help and he also found out
that the young lady was his own cousin. She was
taken to the hospital in a very serious condition.
Jim is a fine swimmer and reached the young
lady just in time to save her from being
drowned. He is to be highly complimented.