A Collection of Medals formed by the Reverend Canon Nigel Nicholson, OStJ, DL

Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £300

Estimate: £300 - £400

A K.P.F.S.M. group of three awarded to Divisional Officer W. Nicholson, Liverpool Fire Force

King’s Police and Fire Services Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, for Distinguished Service (William Nicholson, Div. Officer. No. 26 (Liverpool) Fire Force) officially re-engraved naming; Defence Medal; Coronation 1953; together with a N.F.S. cap badge, minor edge bruise to first, good very fine (3) £300-£400


K.P.F.S.M. London Gazette 8 June 1944.

William Nicholson joined the Wallasey Fire Brigade in 1914 from Leyland Motors Ltd., bringing with him the first ‘Red Engine’ the town ever had, and was appointed Chief Engineer and Assistant Superintendent of the Fire Brigade. He remained in post throughout the inter-War years, and when the Fire Service was nationalised in August 1941 he was appointed Column Officer in charge of the Wallasey Sub-Division, and in December of the same year was promoted Divisional Officer in charge of Birkenhead, Wallasey, and most of the Wirral. He was awarded the King’s Police and Fire Service Medal in the 1944 Birthday Honours’ List, and retired shortly afterwards, on completion of thirty years’ service.

Sold with copied research including a photographic image of the recipient.