Henry Blogg G.C. B.E.M. Coxswain of Cromer life-boats 1909-1947 Winner of the R.N.L.I. Gold Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry 3 times of its Silver Medal 4 times with the help of his gallant crew rescued 873 lives during 53 years of service - One of the bravest men who ever lived Died June 13th 1954
Henry George Blogg GC BEM (6 February 1876 – 13 June 1954) was a lifeboatman from Cromer on the north coast of Norfolk, England and the most decorated in RNLI history.Blogg of the Cromer Lifeboat Station is referred to as "the greatest of the lifeboatmen". From the rescue of the crew of the Pyrin and then of half of the crew of the Fernebo in 1917, through to his near drowning in the service to the SS English Trader in 1941, he was awarded the gold medal of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution three times and the silver medal four times, the George Cross, the British Empire Medal, and a series of other awards.