A Collection of Medals to the Indian Police

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £440

Estimate: £340 - £380

An I.P.M. group of five awarded to Inspector James Dwyer, Bengal Police

Indian Police Medal, G.V.R., for Distinguished Conduct (James Dwyer, Inspr., Bengal Police); British War and Victory Medals (5561 Pte., M.G.C.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (5561 Gnr., M.G.C.); Jubilee 1935, unnamed, good very fine (5) £340-380

Footnote

I.P.M. Gazette of India 1 January 1935. ‘James Dwyer was appointed as a Sergeant in the Calcutta Police from the British Army in 1919. He was promoted to officiate as an Inspector in 1926 and was confirmed in that rank in 1927. In 1930 he received the appreciation and thanks of the Bengal Government for the bravery which he displayed during the April riots. During the last five years he has been responsible for many of the traffic schemes now working successfully in Calcutta and has earned commendation from all quarters for the excellence of the traffic arrangements which he has made on many important occasions. He is a capable organiser and has handled the various problems given to him with initiative, foresight and thoroughness, and his services have been of immense value to the Headquarters Staff.’

With copied m.i.c., gazette extracts and other research.