Constable PHILIP MELVILLE

1936

On Friday 5 June 1936, in Castle Street, Glasgow, a horse attached to a wagon loaded with a container of high density vitriol and empty casks, took fright and bolted. Constable Melville was close by and saw the horse heading towards him. With great presence of mind, he dragged a cyclist from its path, then sprang at the horse's head. He held onto the bridle and shaft of the wagon and brought the horse to a stop some distance away. (London gazette - 1.2.37)
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