1938 – Clarence Hill
Researched by Local Historian Sandra Struggles:
William Hill of 4, Edward Street, Staveley was one of the first volunteers to help with the rescue. “He stumbled across a body and found it was that of his brother Clarence”. Speaking later he told how his brother Clarence nearly missed the shift that night because his baby had the whooping cough and thought he would give his wife a rest but in the end he decided to go because they needed the money.