A Collection of Police Medals

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Date of Auction: 9th May 2018

Sold for £950

Estimate: £600 - £800

A Second War K.P.F.S.M. group of five awarded to L. Johnson Esq., Chief Constable, Boston Borough Police Force

King’s Police Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, for Distinguished Service (Leonard Johnson Chief Const. of Boston Borough Pol. Force); China 1900, no clasp (6461 Pte. L. Johnstone 1st. Royl. Higlers.) engraved naming; Defence Medal; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937, trances of pin marks to edge of first, the China Medal nearly very fine, otherwise nearly extremely fine (5) £600-800

Footnote

K.P.F.S.M. London Gazette 1 January 1941.

Leonard Johnson attested for the Royal Highlanders and was awarded the Certificate of Qualification in Electrical Telegraphy at Lucknow on 2 October 1899. He served with the China Expeditionary Force from 3 November 1900 to 16 May 1903 attached to the Royal Engineers Company, and was discharged on 10 August 1908. He subsequently joined the Police and rose to be Chief Constable of Boston Borough Police Force, Lincolnshire.