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I recently picked up a 1911 Coronation Medal engraved PC W PRICE. I was delighted by what I discovered, so I thought I'd share it on the forum................

 

 

 

William PRICE


Born 01/08/1884 Highgate London
Bricklayer before he joined the Met (employed by an A Chapman of Noel Park Estate, Wood Green).
Joined 19/02/1906 as a PC in H Div (Warrant No 92896),
Height 5' 10 1/2" 
Weight 11 st 2lbs
Complextion dark
Eyes brown
Hair dark brown
Single man when joined. His address then being 38 Eleanor Road Bowes Park.
William & Martha  Jane nee Gibbons, married on the 20/11/06, at Ferme Park Baptist chapel, Hornsey.
Awarded the 1911 Coronation Medal.
Remained at H Division until the 04/04/1914 when he was posted to K Division.
The Sidney Street Siege, took place during William's service in H Division, around 200 officers from the Met & City police involved. Given his address at the time it is highly likely that he took some sort of part in the events.
He was promoted to Station Sergt in 1923 served there as both a PS and SPS in K Div. 
21/09/1923 92896 William  PRICE from PS101K To SPS.
Posted to J Division as Insp on the 26/02/1926
Pensioned 16/03/1931 as an Insp in J Div
Recalled as reserve officer 31/08/1939 and joined K Div (Bow) which is next to his old J Div – he was living in Dagenham in 1939. 81 Oval Road South Dagenham (with Martha).
He resigned as Insp in K Div on the  31/07/1942  - his police service was one month short of the three years for a Defence Medal 
On the 1911 census he is listed as living at 37 Dellow Buildings Dellow Street, Shadwell, with his wife Martha Jayne (26) and two sons William George (3) born Whitechapel and Alfred Frederick (1) born Stepney. 
Another son, Stanley was born 1912.
Martha died in Norfolk 1962.
William died at 3 Kirkley Park Road, Lowestoft, on the 10th July 1963.

 

Photo one Sgt PRICE

Photo two the PRICE family at 38 Eleanor Road

Photo three his medal

Photo four Dellow Buildings, Dellow Street, Shadwell.

 

 

101K Sgt William PRICE.jpg

Price family 38 Eleanor Road, Bowes Park. 1902.png

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Dellow Street 2.jpg

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Many thanks for the positive responses gents. 

The only other line of investigation that I can think of is, that as he was single when he was  posted to H Division their marriage certificate should give an address for him, which might be a police station or section house? 

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