RSPCA Medal for Saving Life, Bronze, awarded to Miss Olive Dare, of Dallington, Sussex, who was selflessly injured saving a “Tiny Corgi” from being attacked by a bigger animal.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Medal in Bronze, For Saving Life, fitted with “For Humanity” wearing pin, in fitted case of issue, engraved on the edge: “MISS O. DARE 1955”
“RSPCA WORK IN EAST SUSSEX
From the financial point of view in particular, the East Sussex and Hastings Branch of the RSPCA had a positively marvellous year, the President, the Hon Mrs Cooper Key, told the annual meeting at Hastings Town Hall, on Wednesday.
…Mrs Cooper-Key handed a certificate of bravery to Miss Olive Dare, of Dallington, who received a number of personal injuries in attempting to rescue a tiny Corgi which was attacked by a bigger animal.”
A brave woman who rescued the late Queen Elizabeth’s favourite breed of dog.
Most likely to have been Olive Ethel Dare, 1909-2005, who was a Sussex and Surrey local throughout her life.
Olive was born in Epsom, Surrey during 1909.
She remained single all her life and was a Miss Olive Dare during 1955 in the region where the medal was awarded.
London Electoral Registers up to 1952 record Olive E. Dare living in Lewisham at 265 Bromley Road. But she is absent after that, suggesting she moved out the city by 1955.