A Collection of Police Medals

Date of Auction: 9th May 2018

Sold for £120

Estimate: £60 - £80

Pair: Inspector W. C. Asbridge, Lincoln City Special Constabulary

Defence Medal; Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Inspr. Walter C. Asbridge); together with a Ruston & Hornsby Ltd. 50 Years Faithful Service Medal, silver-gilt, hallmarks for Birmingham 1952), reverse engraved ‘W. C. Asbridge, 1911-1961’, with silver gilt riband buckle, good very fine (3) £60-80


Walter Cornell Asbridge served during the Great War as a Trooper with the Lincolnshire Yeomanry, and subsequently served as an Inspector in the Lincoln City Special Constabulary. In civilian life he worked for the engineering company Ruston & Hornsby Ltd. in Lincoln for over 50 years from 1911.

Sold together with a large portrait photograph of the recipient in the uniform of a Trooper with the Lincolnshire Yeomanry.