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  1. Hello All, I am new to the forum so please bear with me. The man you seek is Robert Thomas Child (Childs). I bought one of these medals in 2005 and have completed some research on him. It didn't occur to me that there would be others - I thought I had a one-off! Unfortunately, his police record does not exist at the London Metropolitan Archives, but he appears in the census and is mentioned on more than one occasion in the Old Bailey trials online. http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/ He can also be found in the newspapers on Find My Past. Robert was born in 1839 at High Wycombe and is first listed as a Police Constable on the 1861 census and by 1891 he is retired and moved back to Hugenden near High Wycombe. From the newspaper reports his number is given as 382 in February 1869, but he is also called a detective in the same month, and as a Detective Sergeant in May 1881. I hope this helps Dave Hello again, I have just entered a search on the old bailey website (Surname: Child, Keywords: City of London Police) and have got many hits: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18730407-name-164&div=t18730407-288&terms=city|of|london|police#highlight http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18740202-name-160&div=t18740202-179&terms=city|of|london|police#highlight http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18810131-name-144&div=t18810131-226&terms=city|of|london|police#highlight http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18810802-name-359&div=t18810802-731&terms=city|of|london|police#highlight etc. etc. It seems to be a lot of fraud and deception cases. Dave