Medals from the Collection of R.W. Gould, MBE

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Date of Auction: 20th September 2002

Sold for £300

Estimate: £200 - £250

Four: Police Sergeant James Parslow, Metropolitan Police, late Royal Marines

Ashantee 1873-74, no clasp (Pte., R.M. H.M.S. Encounter. 73-74); Jubilee 1887, clasp, 1897, Metropolitan Police (P.C., M. Divn.); Coronation 1902, Metropolitan Police (P.S., D. Div.); Coronation 1911, Metropolitan Police (P.S.), together with the Great War pair awarded to his son (98250 Pte. W. J. Parslow, M.G.C.) generally very fine (6) £200-250


James Parslow was born at Amersham, Buckinghamshire, on 9 May 1852. He enlisted for the Royal Marines at Hastings on 25 January 1871, for 12 years, and served aboard Encounter during the Ashantee War of 1873-74. Discharged on 1 May 1883, he joined the Metropolitan Police at Great Scotland Yard on 22 October of that year. He served in “M” Division at Southark for 10 years 6 months before joining “D” Division as a Police Sergeant, and resigned from that division on pension on 1 November 1909. He joined the Police Reserve and was recalled to “F” Division for the Coronation of King George V.