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Hello ,this is my first visit ,and first question of many I will be going to ask ,

So I hope someone can help ,a uncle of mine moved in his new home 50 years ago and was digging in the garden ,when he dug up a medal , it was a 1887 metropolitan police Queen Victoria Jubilee ,the ribbon clasp has 1897 on ,there's no ribbon or pin .the name on the medal is P.C.   D.McNaugeton B devision  printed around edging ,is there anyone that can help me get information on this man ,I've only just been shown it today and have tried to research but need an experts help 

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Hi he was David McNaughton warrant number 51320.I got no date when he joined.he pension on 04/02/1895.as a PC in B division.he rejoined for the 1897 jubilee  warrant 82333.and rejoined again for the 1902 coronation. Warrant 1044.so you missing a 1902 coronation paul

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David McNaughton, born 19 May 1843 in Islington, London. Shown on 1871 census as policeman and living in the Westminster area, having married Mary Ann Beavis on 21st April 1867. Subsequent census showed him as a police constable living in Hanover Square, London area until the 1901/1911 census when he is shown as retired and living in Soham, Cambridgeshire area until his death in the 2nd Quarter of 1930. I think that there may be a descendant or two on Ancestry if you wish to follow up. Steve 

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Hello 

Thank you so much for that information ,he's coming alive for me now ,I've now got to find out when he was born ,where he lived etc ,this may give me the answer why the medal should be found in my uncle's garden .

Thank you again

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Thank you for that brilant and unbelievable  information ,my Uncle's home /garden where the medal was found is Soham , It's got to be where David McNaughton lived how fantastic ,thank you ,and every one so much .

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Unfortunately the Attestation Registers only start at Warrant No 51491 - he joined on 8/2/1869.  Using the rate of joining at that time I would say that Warrant Number 51320 joined the Met in early December 1868. 

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Hello

Thank you for all this information ,it is brilliant to have this person ( policeman ) come alive , I'm now checking out to see if any of his family are still living in the area ,

I have a family member who was in the police force in the 1950s (High Rank with in ScotlandYard) to investigate now so I'm sure he will be of great interest ,

 

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