A Collection of Police Medals

Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £170

Estimate: £80 - £120

Seven: Police Sergeant R. Bromilow, Derby County and Borough Police, later Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment and Green Howards

1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, Territorial (4975162. Cpl. R. Bromilow. Green Howards) surname partially officially corrected; Police L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 2nd issue (Sergt. Robert Bromilow) in named card box of issue; together with a brass ‘Talisman’ S.O.S. pendant, contact marks, very fine and better (7) £80-£120


Robert Bromilow was born in Bolton, Lancashire, on 25 March 1920, and attested for the Sherwood Foresters (Territorial Force) on 11 September 1936. He transferred to the Green Howards on 20 June 1942, and saw active service as a Sergeant during the Second World War, before being discharged on 20 June 1946.

Bromilow joined the Derby County and Borough Police on 20 March 1947, and was Commended by the Magistrates on 15 March 1957 in connection with the apprehension of two prisoners. Promoted Sergeant, he was awarded his Police Long Service Medal on 16 May 1969, and retired on 19 April 1972. He died in Derby on 16 December 2002.

Sold with the recipient’s Army Record of Service; Soldier’s Release Book; Certificate of Transfer to the Army Reserve; and a large quantity of copied research, including a group photographic image.