British Fire Services Association L.S.G.C. (silver) with one bar (J.M. Hoyes); British Fire Services Association L.S.G.C. (bronze) with one bar (J. Hoyes). Each mtd as worn.
With a note confirming that the recipient was a member of the Fire Brigade at Ruston & Hornsby Ltd.; this was an industrial equipment manufacturer in Lincoln which was founded circa 1840 and at various times produced steam and diesel locomotives, cars, internal combustion engines and gas turbines.
The bronze medal was issued in 1951 with a five-year bar on 27/5/57; and the silver medal was issued in 1961 with a five-year bar on 27/9/66.
John Martin Hoyes was born in Lincoln on 3/1/02 and married Nellie Harker there in the third quarter of 1923. He died in Lincoln in the third quarter of 1978.
In 1911 he was a schoolboy living in Lincoln where his father was a stationary engine driver in an iron foundry.
On 22/8/52 he and his wife Nellie landed at Southampton after sailing from Durban on the 'Stirling Castle'; they lived at "Bellwyn", Brant Road, Lincoln, and he was described as a planner aged 51.