A Collection of Medals to the Indian Police

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014


Estimate: £260 - £300

An I.P.M. group of three awarded to Inspector William Frederick James Westlake, Bengal Police

Indian Police Medal, G.VI.R., for Distinguished Conduct (W. F. J. Westlake, Inspr. of Police, Bengal); British War and Victory Medals (G-22682 Cpl., D. of Corn. L.I.) Victory with erasures to naming, last two with edge bruising, very fine and better (3) £260-300


William Frederick James Westlake was born in Bude, Cornwall on 27 November 1898. Served in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry during the Great War. Appointed to the Calcutta Police on 1 February 1922. Appointed Inspector of Police in September 1932. With the Dock Police in September 1945. Latterly employed as a Post Office Telephonist, he died in Redhill General Hospital on 14 October 1977.

With copied birth and death certificates and other research.