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There is quite a lot factually wrong in the description but also the Beddington mentioned is near Croydon and especially noted for its sewage works, it looks like some of the effluent from there has pervaded the write-up.

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This one is the best yet......................

 

 

Disposing of some items from my Jack the Ripper collection over the coming weeks.  First up is this scarce medal. 

Approximately 14000 Jubilee medals were issued to the Metropolitan Police with almost all being named to the officer.  However, approximately 120 medals were kept as replacements.  Some of these went to civilians working for the police which left a relatively small number as unnamed reserve stock, hence the rarity.  Once applied for, these replacements were subsequently named to the officer and issued.  

The example offered is one of these very small number of unnamed medals however, as can be seen from the pictures, this has been fitted with a mounting brooch and has obviously been proudly worn by the officer which makes this a scarce and unusual medal indeed.  Comes with other medal ribbons (IGS 1895-1902, QSA 1899-1902, KSA 1901-1902) which suggests the officer saw military service after his police service. 

Medal found with a period 1888 dated newspaper reporting the Whitechapel murders which may suggest he had some involvement in the Jack the Ripper case as did many police in London, and therefore possibly connected to either "J" Division or "H" Division?  The officer left police service before 1897 as there is no 1897 bar to the medal and this could tie in with his military service (at least 1895-1902).

Unnamed Police Medal.jpg

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come on guys the link is there you just need to research. In Beddington he would have walked past the River Wandle , that joins the Fleet that ran parallel to the River Lea ( Almost ) and naughty jack probably washed his blood stained hands there! So there you go a genuine Ripper medal from H division awarded to X and soon to be Z.

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