WILLIAM TAIT BROWN
1916 & 1917
On 21 January 1916, Constable Brown showed conspicuous gallantry in saving the life of a woman
who had attempted suicide by throwing herself into the River Clyde. Constable Brown entered the water
and swam out 50 yards to reach her. He then brought her to the river bank despite the temperature
being very cold and the river fast flowing.
On 25 September 1917, Constable Brown dived from a bridge into the River Clyde to rescue a drowning man.
For these two rescues, he was awarded the KPM. (London Gazette 1.1.1918)
William Tait Brown later became a Superintendent (pictured above in 1934).