Constable ALEXANDER MURRAY

1935

On Wednesday 15 May 1935, some school children were being driven in coaches along Great Western Road, Glasgow, and were creating a great deal of noise, shouting, singing, and waving flags and streamers. This caused a horse to take fright and bolt. Constable Murray, then on traffic duty, grabbed the reins of the horse as it passed and held to the runaway horse for 150 yards, bringing it to a halt. He held on until the horse was calmed down. He sustained a broken rib and bruising. No one else was injured. (London gazette - 1.1.36)
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