A Collection of Medals to the Indian Police

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £550

Estimate: £500 - £600

A K.P.M. group of four awarded to Inspector-General of Police Harry Gordon Waterfield, Central India Agency Police

King’s Police Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (Mr H. G. Waterfield. I.G. Central India Agency Police); Delhi Durbar 1903, silver (H. G. Waterfield); Delhi Durbar 1911, silver (H. G. Waterfield); Jubilee 1935 (H. G. Waterfield) contact marks, nearly very fine and better (4) £500-600


K.P.M. London Gazette 12 December 1911. Harry Gordon Waterfield, Assistant in the Criminal Branch and Inspector-General of the Central India Agency Police.’

Harry Gordon Waterfield was born on 23 April 1869, to Lieutenant Henry Gordon Waterfield, Bengal Staff Corps and Emily Scott Waterfield, nee Barber. Joined the Punjab Police Department on 9 April 1891. Appointed Assistant District Superintendent of Police in October 1892; Assistant to the General Superintendent of Thagi and Dakaiti Department, Central India, November 1895; Assistant to the Agent in Central India for Dakaiti, September 1904; and Assistant to the Agent to the Governor in Central India Criminal Branch Inspector-General of Police, April 1906. Awarded the K.P.M. in 1911.

With copy birth certificate and copied gazette extracts, with a typescript family history.