A Collection of Police Medals

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Date of Auction: 9th May 2018

Sold for £650

Estimate: £600 - £800

A C.B.E., Great War K.P.M. pair awarded to Captain C. Mitchell-Innes, Chief Constable, Lincolnshire Constabulary, late Leinster Regiment and Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Civil) Commander’s 1st type neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel, with short section of neck riband for display purposes; King’s Police Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (Capt. Cecil Mitchell Innes. Ch. Const. Lincs. Constab.) extremely fine (2) £600-800

Footnote

C.B.E. London Gazette 30 March 1920.

K.P.M. London Gazette 8 February 1917.

Cecil Mitchell-Innes was born in Edinburgh on 6 July 1866, and was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned Lieutenant in the Leinster Regiment on 29 August 1885, he was seconded as Adjutant to the 2nd Punjab (Simla) Volunteer Rile Corps on 1 October 1893, and was promoted Captain on 26 October 1893. He transferred to the 2nd Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders on 2 November 1898, and was subsequently appointed District Inspector of Musketry at York, and later Inspector of Musketry for the North-East District. He relinquished his commission on being appointed Chief Constable of Lincolnshire in 1903, and was awarded the King’s Police Medal in 1917 and created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1920. He retired in 1931, and died on 14 February 1949.

For the medals awarded to Major Norman Ferdinand William Mitchell-Innes, see Lot 1180.