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Researching City of London Police Officers....

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Just out of interest, how easy is it to research City of London Police Officers, who were awarded the 1887 & 1897 Jubilee Medals?  

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Just out of interest, how did the City Police name their medals, is the below example an officer or civilian? 

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I once made a small collection of Jubilee and Coronation Medals, among which was a pair awarded to 694 PC James Allen (Warrant no. 6635).  He joined the City of London Police on 2/5/1895, a single man aged 24 years and 6 months.  He was appointed to the Fourth Division.  He retired unfit on 7/2/1907 with a gratuity of 95 GBP.                

(Source: City of London Police Warrant Book 1878-2001.  Allen's personnel file has not survived.  Information provided by Bridget Howlett, Senior Archivist.)

Allen's medals are among my favourites, and I once had the hope of collecting more City of London medals, but that was in vain.

Brett

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Very nice, and much, much more scarce than those of the "other" London agency. 

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Thank you for your comments, Mike.  I have a similar pair of medals to a man from the "other" London agency, but it is much less appealing!

Regards

Brett

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