Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (13 January 2021)

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Date of Auction: 13th January 2021


Estimate: £260 - £300

Four: Sergeant J. Kimber, Military Foot Police and Metropolitan Police

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, no clasp (32. Sergt. J. Kimber. Mil: Ft. Police.); Coronation 1902, Metropolitan Police (P.C. J. Kimber. N. Div.); Coronation 1911, Metropolitan Police (P.C. J. Kimber.); Khedive’s Star, 1882, unnamed as issued, light contact marks overall, otherwise very fine, scarce (4) £260-£300


2 officers and 65 other ranks of the Military Foot Police served in Egypt in 1882, of whom 2 officers and 19 other ranks were present at Tel-el-Kebir. This was the first campaign for the newly formed M.F.P.

Joseph Kimber was born in Circencester, Gloucestershire in August 1854. He served for 6 years with the Scots Guards, prior to joining ‘N’ (Islington) Division, Metropolitan Police at Stoke Newington in April 1881. Kimber served with the Military Foot Police in Egypt (presented with medal at Scotland Yard, 9 February 1883), and returned for service with the Metropolitan Police (entitled to Jubilee 1887 and 1897 bar). He resigned in September 1906, only to be recalled for 21 days service, 15 June 1911.

Sold with copied research, including 2 group photographs of ‘N’ Division in which the recipient is featured - one of which to commemorate the Coronation of King George V.