Crippled as a result of an accident when he fell from a roof while helping to build houses for refugees in Austria, a young English volunteer worker, 27-year-old David Hoggett, of Cheltenham, has received the United Nations Nansen medal for distinguished service on behalf of refugees.
G.V. CHELTELHAM STREET.
L.V. PAN HOUSE...HOME OF DAVID HOGGETT.
S.V. DAVID PUSHED IN WHEELCHAIR TO WINDOW.
C.U. DAVID LOOKS OUT ONTO GARDEN ETC.,
T.V.PAN REFUGEE DWELLINGS IN AUSTRIA.
S.V.INT. OF REFUGEE DWELLING.
PAN FROM SIGN TO PEOPLE PEELING POTATOES.
S.V. WOMAN OUT OF REFUGEE DWELLING, PAN TO CHILDREN AT PLAY.
T.V. NEW REFUGEE DWELLING (HOUSES) BEING BUILT.
S.V. REFUGEES DIGGING.
S.V. REFUGEES AND STUDENTS UNLOADING BRICKS.
T.V.PAN MEN HOUSES BEING BUILT.
S.V. STUDENTS AT WORK.
L.V. REFUGEE WOMAN WALKS WITH CHIMNEY PIPE ETC.,
T.V.PAN FINISHED HOUSES.
S.V. HAPPY REFUGEE FAMILY AT WINDOW.
T.V. ASSEMBLY IN GENEVA.
S.T.V. MAJOR GENERAL LYNE ACCEPTING MEDAL FROM DR. LINDT.
C.U. OF MEDAL.
S.T.V. MAJOR GENERAL LYNE SHAKING HANDS ETC.,
S.V. PAN INTERIOR OF HOUSE AT CHELTENHAM, MAJOR GENERAL LYNE SEATED WITH OTHERS.
S.C.U. DAVID HOGGETT SEATED IN WHEELCHAIR.
S.V. MAN WALKS TOWARD AND SHAKES DAVID'S HAND.
C.U. MAJOR GENERAL LYNE MAKING SHORT SPEECH ETC.,
S.V. MAJOR GENERAL LYNE PRESENTS MEDAL AND SCROLL TO DAVID.
C.U. DAVID LOOKS AT MEDAL.
S.V. MAJOR GENERAL LYNE SHOWING SCROLL TO DAVID.
C.U. DAVID LOOKING AT SCROLL.
S.V. MISS BACON GIVES DAVID BOUQUET AND LETTER.
C.U. MISS BACON GIVES LETTER TO DAVID.
FULL C.U. DAVID HOGGETT.
S.V. DAVID HOGGETT SMILING.
Initials D.C./CW A.S./P.B.
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Background: Crippled as a result of an accident when he fell from a roof while helping to build houses for refugees in Austria, a young English volunteer worker, 27-year-old David Hoggett, of Cheltenham, has received the United Nations Nansen medal for distinguished service on behalf of refugees.
Major General Lyne, Joint President of the United Nations Association of Great Britain accepted the medal on behalf of David who could not be in Geneva for the ceremony in the Palais de Nations. The award was made by Dr. Lindt, High Commissioner for Refugees. On the medal are the words, in Norwegian, Love of Man is practical Policy.
David himself, paralysed from the waist down, spent the day, like every other day during the last two years, at his home, unable to move, in his wheelchair in front of the window from where he can see the local church and his garden.
It was in the same room, a few days after the ceremony, that Major General Lyne handed over the medal to David.
David's mother was present when he received the medal and the scroll of honour.
Another visitor was British volunteer worker, Miss Bacon, who brought flowers and a message from the family now living in the house which David helped to build.
By being awarded the medal, which is named after Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, first League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, David follows in the footsteps of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.