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The Five Men Of Faray c.1909


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(L-R) - James Groat, Robert Reid, John Harcus, William Burgar, John Drever.

In December 1908 a Peterhead fishing vessel the SS Hope ran aground on the Holm of Faray, in Orkney, during a storm. The five men from Faray braved the storm in a rowing boat to rescue the crew. They each received a medal and other gifts from Edward VII on an invitation to Balmoral.

They were always referred to as the "Faray Heroes".

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