A Collection of Police Medals

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Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £70

Estimate: £80 - £120

Four: Police Constable F. Dodd, British Transport Commission, late Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery

British War and Victory Medals (164535 Gnr. F. Dodd. R.A.) both officially re-impressed, with lid of named card box of issue; Defence Medal, with Home Secretary’s enclosure; Police L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R. (Const. Frederick Dodd.) with Minister of Transport’s enclosure in named card box of issue; together with the recipient’s Great War card identity tag; and three of the recipient’s wife’s school attendance medals, for 1900, 1902, and 1906, all named to Alice Dewin, good very fine (7) £80-£120

Footnote

Frederick Dodd was born in St. Pancras, London, on 17 December 1888, and joined the British Transport Commission (later British Transport Police) on 16 March 1914, having previously served as a L.N.E.R. Railway Policeman. He was called up for service during the Great War on 26 May 1917, and posted initially to the Military Mounted Police at Aldershot, before being posted to the Royal Garrison Artillery at Derby on 5 June 1917. He served during the Great War on the Western Front from 26 December 1917, and was discharged on 22 September 1919. Resuming his career with the Police, he was awarded his Police Long Service Medal on 20 February 1952, and retired to pension on 14 August 1954. He died on 18 April 1975.

Dodd married Miss Alice Ellen Dewin in December 1914. Sold with four small photographs and various copied research.