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68.  I.G.S.  1854  1 Bar Looshai.  1st Class Sgt. Maung Lu Gau.  Thayetanyo Dist. Police.  (GVF) £520 PHOTOS


71.  I.G.S.  1854  1 Bar Naga 1879-80.  Constable Shuharoo Cachari.  Goalpara Fr. Police.   (NEF) £435


96.  I.G.S.  1854  1 Bar Lushai 1889-92.  Sepoy Hardit Pande.  Mily. Police Bn.  Pyinmana.    (GVF) £485 PHOTOS


97.  I.G.S.  1854  1 Bar Lushai 1889-92.  Sepoy Dasarath Gurung.  Mily. Police Bn.  (VF) £415
PHOTOS


107.  I.G.S.  1854  2 Bars Chin Hills 1892-93/Burma 1887-89.  Sepoy Rallan Singh.  Aje-U-Mil. Police Bn.    (NEF)  £515 PHOTOS


615.  Kings Police Medal.  Geo. V.  1st type.  Coinage Head.  Gul Mohammed.  Ex. Foot Constable Peshawar Dist.    L/G 12-2-1917  -  “At 1.45 a.m. on the 31st of March 1916 the house of a Hindu in ‘B’ Division of  Peshawar City was attacked by a party of 20 to 25 armed dacoits, mostly afridis.  The alarm was raised and the  main body of the dacoits was engaged by a party of police from the Police Station.  Hearing the firing, a patrol  consisting of a Head Constable and two Constables  set off in the direction of the disturbance.  They, however,  unexpectedly encountered a picket put out by the dacoits.  The picket fired a volley at the police patrol with the result that Foot Constable Gull Mohomed had his right knee shattered by a bullet.  He fell and lay in the open whilst his two companions proceeded to climb on to the roof of a house in order to obtain a better position.  The dacoits  endeavoured to seize the wounded constable’s musket, but in spite of his wound he kept firing as he lay and  defended himself successfully.  He not only saved his arms but wounded one of the dacoits.  Foot Constable Gul  Mahomed’s conduct was most gallant.  His wound was so severe that his leg had to be amputated the next day and  as he lay in the open he was fully exposed to the dacoit’s fire”.  (NEF)  £895



616.  Kings Police Medal  Geo. V.  1st type.  Coinage Head.  C. Briavansing.  Sowar.  Palanpur Agency Police.   (NEF)  £1195
PHOTOS



617.  Indian Police Medal.  Geo. V. For distinguished conduct.  Subedar Fazal Dad Khan.  Burma Military Police. (NEF)  £700


618.  Indian Police Medal - For Distinguished Conduct.  Geo. V.  Mohammad Ibrahim Khan.  Cons. U.P. Police.  Gazette of India 2.6.1934  -  “On the 12th July 1931, Constable Mohammad Ibrahim Khan formed one of a party  of police and villagers who were in pursuit of a dangerous gang of dacoits which, led by one Bahaduir Singh, had  been responsible for no fewer than 14 dacoits during the first half of that year.  Early in  the morning four of the  gang were sighted on the further bank of a river armed with guns.  Although it was breast deep in flood, the police party forded the river and, after an exchange of shots, Constable Mohammad Ibrahim and two villagers who were in the van succeeded in overtaking and capturing one of the dacoit’s a mile away.  Although the dacoits  quickened their pace, Constable Mohammad Ibrahim and one villager went on and again overtook and captured  another of them.  A third dacoit was intercepted and arrested by a village chaukidar and his brother though not  before the chaukidar had been shot and wounded in the chest.  There remained Bahadur Singh who fired several  times in the air to frighten his pursuers; but without slackening their pace they eventually caught and arrested him.  Constable Mohammad Ibrahim showed great courage and initiative in pursuing the dacoits and personally  apprehending two of them.”  (NEF)  £650



619.  Indian Police Medal.  For Gallantry - Geo. V1.  F. Hag. Assist. Sub Inspector of Police.  Punjab.  (NEF)  £850


620.  Indian Police Medal.  For Distinguished Conduct.  Geo. V1.  Ghulam Abbas.  Constable N.W. Fr. Police.  (NEF)  £625



821.  Special Constabulary Faithful Service.  Geo. V.  Crowned Head.  Harry C. Griffith.  (NEF)  £12

822.  Special Constabulary Faithful Service.  Geo. V.  Coinage Head.  Harry Bryant.  (NEF)  £12

823.  Special Constabulary Faithful Service  Geo. V1  2nd type  (Fid. Def)  Andrew Fraser.   (NEF)  £185

824.  Special Constabulary Faithful Service.  Eliz. 11.  2nd type.  Albert E. Taylor.   (EF)  £32

825.  Special Constabulary Faithful Service  Eliz. 11.  Frank W. Hayward.    (NEF)  £33

826.  Special Constabulary Faithful Service.  Eliz. 11.  2nd type  James Duncan.   (EF)  £30



829.  Glasgow Special Constabulary Service Medal 1914-1919 with “3 years” Bar.  Andrew Jeff.   (NEF)  £60

830.  Glasgow Special Constabulary Service Medal 1914-1919 with “2 years” Bar.  David Robinson.    (NEF)  £60


831.  Birmingham Special Constabulary Long Service.  1916.  Named on reverse “F. Salmon”   (NEF)  £45


832.  Edinburgh City Special Constabulary Long Service 1914.   (NEF)  £45


833.  Metropolitan Special Constabulary Long Service 1914.   (NEF)  £25


834.  Birmingham Special Constabulary  Water Works Guard 1917-1918.  Bronze Medal awarded by Birmingham    Corporation.  Un-named.  (NEF)  £75


835.  Burgh of Greenock Special Constabulary Medal - with “2years” top pin bar.  H. Cuthbert.  In box of issue.  (NEF)`  £285


836.  Cardiff City Special Police. Bronze Medal for service in Great War 1914-19.  Un-named.  Mounted for wear. (NEF)  £80


837.  Liverpool City Police Good Service Medal.  Bronze.  P.S. 12  “B” John Richard Rowley.  10th April 1919, and  Liverpool City Police Good Service Medal.  Silver.  Sergt. 12 “B” John Richard Rowley.  10th April 1924.  Both  medals presented by the Watch Committee.  The silver medal in fitted case of issue.    (EF)  £595


839.  Police Exemplary Service.  Geo. V1.  Sgt. Edwin F. Lofting.   (EF)  £48

840.  Police Exemplary Service.  Geo. V1.  Const. Frank E.G. Jones.   (EF)  £48

841.  Police Exemplary Service.  Eliz. 11.  1st type.  Const. Arthur Hunter.   (EF)  £48

842.  Police Exemplary Service.  Eliz. 11.  2nd type.  Sgt. Ivan C. Smith.    (EF)  £49

843.  Police Exemplary Service.  Eliz. 11.  2nd type.  Const.  Daniel Lowe.   (EF)  £48

844.  Police Exemplary Service.  Eliz. 11.  2nd type.  Const. Aubrey R.R. Brown.    (EF)  £48

845.  Police Exemplary Service.  Eliz. 11.  2nd type.  Const. John Owen.    (NEF)  £48

846.  Police Exemplary Service.  Eliz. 11.  2nd type.  Const. Alfred Vintner.    (EF)  £48

847.  Police Exemplary Service.  Eliz. 11.  2nd type.  Sgt. Joseph Richardson.  (NEF)  £48



865.  Ceylon Police L.S.G.C.  1950 issue.  Eliz. 11.  Const. G. Ginnoris.  Ceylon Police.  The medal is pitted and the naming is rubbed but readable.    (FINE)  £90

866.  Ceylon Police L.S.G.C.  1950 issue.  Eliz. 11.  Const. D.P.A. Weerasurya.  Ceylon Police.   (NEF)  £415



881.  Group of Three
  Order of the British Empire  -  Commander  -  (C.B.E.)  1st type - Civil.
  I.G.S.  1 Bar Burma 1930-32.  Lt. Col. A .Lethbridge.  B.M.P.
  Defence Medal.
   Recipient was born on 29-9-1884 and was educated at Tonbridge and Sandhurst.  Joined 54th Sikhs.  Capt. 12.12.12.  Major 12.12.18.  Seconded to Civil Emply as Ass. Commdt. Mil. Police, Chin Hills 21.4.1914.  Commdt. 9.14.  -  27.6.16  -  invalided home June 1916 to Aug. 1917.  Returned to Burma Oct. 1917.  Invalided  home Jan. 1918.  Nov. 1919 to March 1920 2/ic  54 Sikhs, 30th Bde.  10th Div.  Army of Black Sea March-Nov  1920.  M.I.D. (L/G 16.1.1921).  Back to India 27.1.1921.    Deputy Inspector General Burma Military Police, having acted as Commdt of unit during Burma Revolt  1930-32.  Retired to Devon in 1935.  Appointed Deputy Lieutenant of County 2.2.1942.  Resigned 11.12.1947.  Served as a Group and Zone Commander in the Home Guard 1940-45.  Died 8.2.1968.  No entitlement to W.W.1.  Medals.
  C.B.E.  -  L/G 3-6-1932  -  Lt. Col. A. Lethbridge, Indian Army.  Deputy Inspector General of Military  Police, Burma. (NEF)  £1250



1009.  Group of Two
  I.G.S. 1854  1 Bar Chin Hills 1892-93.  Sepoy Ghasilla Shwebo Mily. Police
  China 1900.  No bar.  Pte. Ghasita Khan.  31st Burma Lt. Infy.   Mounted for display.  (VF/GVF)   £650



1107.  Group of Eight
  B.W.M. and Victory.  R. Higgins.  E.R.A.4.  R.N.
  1939-45 and Pacific Stars.   Defence and War Medals.
  G.S.M.  1 Bar Malaya.  Geo. V1.  A.S.P.  R. Higgins.  Fed. Of Malaya Police.
  Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service  Geo. V1  2nd type.  Asst. Supt. Robert Higggins.  Fed. Malaya  Police. Mounted as worn.   (NEF)  £695



1185.  Group of Five
  1939-45 and France & Germany Stars.    Defence and War Medals.
  Police Exemplary Service.  Eliz. 11  2nd type.  Const. James Mackie.  Mounted as worn.  (NEF)  £100


1233.  Group of Two
  Defence Medal.  Police Exemplary Service.  Eliz. 11  2nd type.  Sgt. Fred Smith.   Mounted as worn.    (NEF)  £60



1284.  Group of Two
  Defence Medal.    Police Exemplary Service.  Eliz. 11  2nd type.  Const. John M. Pate.    (EF)  £60


1358.  Group of Two
  Colonial Police M.S.M.  Eliz. 11.  Asst. Insp. Gideon Saint.  Nyasaland Police.
  Coronation Medal 1953  (NEF)  £495
PHOTOS



1366.  Group of Two
  Coronation 1887  -  with Bar ‘1897’  -  Metropolitan Police.  P.C.  H. Little. P. Divn.  (Camberwell)
  Coronation 1902  -  Metropolitan Police.  P.C.  H. Little.  P. Divn.  Joined 1880.  Pension 1905.    (NEF)  £100
 

1367.  Group of Three
  Jubilee 1897   -  Metropolitan Police.  P.C.  A. Masters.  L. Divn.
  Coronation 1902  -  Metropolitan Police.  P.C.  A. Masters.  L. Divn.
  Coronation 1911  -  Metropolitan Police.  P.C.  A. Masters.  (NEF)  £125


1369.  Group of Two
  Ceylon Police L.S.G.C.  1950 issue.  Eliz. 11.  Const. P.V.R. Ondiris.  Ceylon Police.
  Ceylon Police Independence Medal 1948.  Un-named as issued.  (No ribbon)    (GVF)  £425



1606.  Northamptonshire Police  -  Medallion - 1¾” diameter  -  Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the County  Force.  Obverse - County badge and legend.  Reverse  -  Police badge and “25th April 1840-1990. In fitted case  (EF)  £26






Fire Brigade Medals  /  Fire Service Medals




643.  Royal Society for the Protection of Life from Fire  silver.  Man & woman on obverse dated 1843. Un-named (NEF)  £315


848.  Fire Service Exemplary Service.  Ldg. Fireman.  Archibald J. Thomas.  (NEF)  £48

849.  Fire Service Exemplary Service.  Ldg. Con. Offr. Stewart S. Stirling.  (EF)  £50

851.  Fire Service Exemplary Service.  Fireman Walter G. Fell.  In box of issue.  (EF)  £50

852.  Fire Service Exemplary Service.  Fireman Henry W. Stevenson.  Together with British Fire Services Assocn. Medal  Bronze (10 yrs)  H.W. Stevenson, and the St. John Ambulance Assn. Medal with six date bars (1928-32 and 1941) -  Henry Stevenson.  First two medals in boxes of issue.  (EF)  £110


853.  New Zealand United Fire Services Assn. Long Service  -  Silver  -  with four extra “2 years service” Bars.  R.N. Hermon.  Levin V.F.B.  29-10-96.  Complete with ornate top pin bar.   (NEF)  £235


854.  National Fire Brigades Association Long Service - with “Ten  Years” Bar.  Bronze.  Albert L. Shepherd.    (EF)  £45


855.  National Fire Brigades Union Long Service - with “Ten Years” Bar.  Chas Thomas.  (Hon. Sec)  Ferndale F.B. 1918.  Bronze.   (EF)  £55


856.  British Fire Services Association Long Service.  Bronze.  Original ribbon S. Bassett.   (EF)  £45



1129.  Group of Four
  1914-15 Trio.  Bmbr. H,G. Wood.  R.F.A./R.A.
  Borough Polytechnic Institute Fire Brigade.  Jubilee Medal 1911 - Bronze.  Section Officer H.G. Wood.  Mounted as worn.    (NEF)  £290




1189.  Group of Six
  1939-45, Africa, and Italy Stars.   Defence and War Medals.
  Fire Service Exemplary Service Medal.  Fireman Ronald W. Ellis.
   Sold with two silver sports medals.  - 1. 1½” diameter, engraved “1st Bn. D.C.L.I. Boys P.T. Test Nov. 1933.  Boy R. Wells”.  2.  1¼” diameter, engraved “Razmak Bde. Cross Country Run.  1935 Winning Team”.    Sold with copy papers which show enlistment in the D.C.L.I., later transferring to the 4th Bn. Para Regt. A.R.C.  in 1941.  He was wounded in action in Greece on 3.1.1945.  In 1943, as an R/Sgt he was reduced to rank of Cpl.  for “negligently discharging a colt pistol thereby wounding a private soldier.  First five medals mounted as worn.   (GVF)  £750


1192.  Group of Three
  1939-45 Star.   War Medal 1939-445/
  Fire Service Exemplary Service.  Sub. Offr.  William Frew.
  Spr. W. Frew  R.E. was taken P.O.W. and was held in Stalag 4 D/Z in Annaburg.  (NEF)  £100


1246.  Group of Three
  Defence Medal.
  Fire Service Exemplary Service Medal.  Eliz. 11.  Stn. Offr.  Joseph Calderwood.
  British Fire Services Assocn.  Bronze (10 yrs)  J. Calderwood.
Recipient was badly injured and burned by an explosion whilst attending a fire in a paint store at Bellshill,  Lanarkshire, on 7-1-1963, and died of his injuries a week later. 
Sold with copies of newspaper reports covering the incident, in which a second fire officer was killed.  Also  included is a photocopy of part of a page from the Motherwell Times of 25-1-1963 reporting Mr. Calderwood’s funeral with a picture of the cortege.
A scarce Fire Service Fatal Casualty Group.  Last two medals in boxes of issue. (EF)  £875







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