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In Feb Dreme 70 asked   'Any joy on getting your book reprinted ? '

In response to several queries such as the one above, I now have a new batch of books The Metropolitan Police, The Men and Their Medals.  This covers the Jubilee and Coronation Medals awarded to the Met Police 1887 - 1911 and lists some 33,000 officers with their warrant numbers, dates of service and medal entitlement.

 

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Good Evening Everyone.......

I have just finished reading this very interesting thread.....

I have just obtained the following......

INSPECTOR THOMAS WORTH, METROPOLITAN POLICE, WARRANT NUMBER 57675

SON

THOMAS VINCENT WORTH, 4606 PRIVATE T.V. WORTH, 9TH LANCERS, POLICE CONSTABLE, “F” DIVISION, WARRANT NUMBER: 95923

SON

LEONARD RAYMOND WORTH, 5672 PRIVATE L.R. WORTH, 5TH LANCERS, POLICE SERGEANT L. WORTH, “L” DIVISIONWARRANT NUMBER 90703

I am not a collector of Police medals but QSA's with a secondary collection of Farther / Son, Brother, family groups......

Have just started doing research on them......

Mike

 

Oh Yes....  Just remembered I also have the following.....

SHAXTON, C.

REG. NO.: 5589

RANK: PRIVATE

REGT: DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT, 2nd BATTALION

BARS: CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, LAING'S NEK

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. CORONATION OF KING EDWARD VII, METROPOLITAN POLICE, POLICE CONSTABLE C. SHAXTON, R. DIVISION

 

 

 

 

 

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Very nice groups Mike

For the last group, on his police papers, the man's name is given as Charles Shaxon Warrant No 87804

Can you please tell me what is the naming on the rim of Insp Thomas Worth's first medal (which I assume is an 1887 medal - he retired in 1896 and didn't come back as a pensioner for 1897).  His 1902 medal was earned as a pensioner who re-joined.  By the way he was a Sub Divisional Inspector when he retired (between Insp and Ch Insp). 

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25 minutes ago, Odin Mk 3 said:

Very nice groups Mike

For the last group, on his police papers, the man's name is given as Charles Shaxon Warrant No 87804

Can you please tell me what is the naming on the rim of Insp Thomas Worth's first medal (which I assume is an 1887 medal - he retired in 1896 and didn't come back as a pensioner for 1897).  His 1902 medal was earned as a pensioner who re-joined.  By the way he was a Sub Divisional Inspector when he retired (between Insp and Ch Insp). 

Good Morning......

Thank You for your reply......

The naming on the first medal for Thomas is as follows:  INSPT. T. WORTH W DIVN

In further digging I have found out that the Jubilee medal was given to a third son PERCY EDGAR WORTH, Joined 1910 Discharged 1946.....

Mike

 

 

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29 minutes ago, QSAMIKE said:

Good Morning......

Thank You for your reply......

The naming on the first medal for Thomas is as follows:  INSPT. T. WORTH W DIVN

In further digging I have found out that the Jubilee medal was given to a third son PERCY EDGAR WORTH, Joined 1910 Discharged 1946.....

Mike

 

 

Have you by chance got the son's medals or know what he was entitled to? I'm looking to try and ascertain medal groups to bobbies that had the 1911 coronation medal and the WW2 defence medal (for police service). Particularly pairs like Percy may have had, whereby he had unbroken police service from being awarded the 1911 medal and being awarded the defence medal. 

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14 minutes ago, bigjarofwasps said:
15 minutes ago, bigjarofwasps said:

Have you by chance got the son's medals or know what he was entitled to? I'm looking to try and ascertain medal groups to bobbies that had the 1911 coronation medal and the WW2 defence medal (for police service). Particularly pairs like Percy may have had, whereby he had unbroken police service from being awarded the 1911 medal and being awarded the defence medal. 

 

Sorry but what you see is what you get but thanks for confirming he may have had the Defence Medal......

Mike

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Anyone help me out with this one? Can't find seem to find him...  1897 Jubilee medal to  PC J.GARIN E.DIVISION.

 

Edited by bigjarofwasps

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hello

 

I have brought my first 2 Jubilee medals

PS E. West, V Div, no bar

PC H Richards A Div, 1897 bar

Can anyone tell me where A Div and  V Div would be?

And any further information would be appreciated on these 2 would be good

 

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Hi,

If my information is correct :

V Division = Wandsworth and A Division = Whitehall

Regards,

Hendrik

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Couldn't find Sgt West so he must have joined before 1879.

Const Henry Richards warrant number 68514, joined on the 06.08.1883 and retired on the 23.10.1907, having spent his entire service in A Division. 

Might be worth putting their names into the Old Bailey website, you might turn something up there......

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Hi Folks, bought my first police Jubilee/Coronation medals today (at $90 CAD a pretty good price I think).

 

1897 Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal named to:

P.C. 106 W.J.M.C. Maunder - 1st Divn

1902 King Edward VII Coronation Medal named to:

P.C. W. Maunder - 1st Div

 

Can anyone with archival access please assist and provide me with additional info on PC Maunder?

I understand the numbered divisions were dockyard divisions.

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No one seems to have bothered to answer this enquiry, so I'll provide the details I have for William MAUNDER.

He joined on 26th December 1893 (Warrant No:- 79218) and was posted to "E" Division (Holborn). He retired on pension on 6th February 1922 and at that time he was serving as a Sergeant in the 1st Division (Woolwich Dockyard/Arsenal). In 1897 he was a Constable in the 1st division. In 1902 he was still a Constable in that Division and in 1911 he was a Sergeant in the 1st Division. According to the book compiled by Mr. J.H.F. Kemp he was entitled to the 1911 Coronation Medal in addition to those you have. I hope this is helpful.

Dave. 

PS. It looks as if some industrious individual has cleaned the medals, which will have devalued them somewhat.

Edited by Dave Wilkinson

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Dave, very interesting, though it's always going to bother me now knowing that 1911 medal is somewhere else out there in the universe! Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to do that for me, it's much appreciated.

And yeah I kind of figured as much with the scratches especially evident on the 1902 medal but it doesnt look as pronounced in person and allowed me to get in on a pair of medals I wouldnt have bought otherwise any time soon (diapers taking up most my money  now).

 

Matt.

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44 minutes ago, SemperParatus said:

Sorry to have missed these replies. QSAMike I'll have to register on that forum to see those, what am I missing here?

 

I thought that you may be able to see it as a guest but there are a number of threads, questions and answers with regards to the 1897 Police Medals and Bars.....

Mike

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