A Collection of Police Medals

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Date of Auction: 9th May 2018

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,400

A Q.P.M., C.P.M. group of eight awarded to A. J. W. Slater Esq., Senior Assistant Commissioner, Federation of Malaya Police, who was taken Prisoner of War following the Fall of Singapore, 15 February 1942

Queen’s Police Medal, E.II.R., 1st issue, for Distinguished Service (Alexander J. W. Slater, Sen. Asst. Commr. Fed. Malay Police); 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, G.VI.R. (Supt. A. J. W. Slater. Malaya Police); Colonial Police Medal, G.VI.R, 1st issue, for Meritorious Service (Alexander J. W. Slater, Asst/Supt. Fed. of Malaya Police) edge prepared prior to naming; Coronation 1953, mounted as worn, very fine and better (8) £1000-1400


Q.P.M. London Gazette 31 May 1956.

C.P.M. London Gazette 10 June 1948.

Alexander John Waterfield Slater was born on 17 June 1912 and was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He joined the Federated Malay States Police in 1934, and was taken Prisoner of War following the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942. Held at Changi from 6 March 1942 to 7 May 1944, and subsequently at Sime Road for the remainder of the War, on the cessation of hostilities he resumed his career with the Police, and was appointed Senior Assistant Commissioner, Federation of Malaya Police, in 1954. He was subsequently awarded the Second Class of the Malaysian Order of the Royal Household.

Sold together with two photographs of the recipient.

For the recipient’s miniature awards and riband bars see the following lot.