A Collection of Police Medals

Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £460

Estimate: £140 - £180

Six: Inspector A. G. Herries, Glasgow Police, late Corporal, Royal Air Force

1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Police L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 2nd issue (Inspr. Alfred G. Herries); Corporation of Glasgow Bravery Medal, 2nd type, silver (Constable Alfred G. Herries, Southern Division, 1947.); together with a Royal Life Saving Society Proficiency Medal, bronze (G. Herries Aug. 1946) in red leather case of issue, light contact marks, good very fine (7) £140-£180


Alfred Graham Herries was born in Houston, Renfrewshire, and served during the Second World War as a Corporal in the Royal Air Force, from June 1940 to April 1946. He joined the Glasgow Police on 5 June 1946, and was awarded the Corporation of Glasgow Bravery Medal for stopping a runaway horse in Carnoustie Street on 5 March 1947. He resigned on 10 June 1948, but was re-appointed on 11 April 1950, and was promoted Sergeant in ‘C’ Division on 9 August 1960, on an annual salary of £745. He was promoted Inspector in ‘E’ Division on 2 April 1970, and was awarded his Police Long Service Medal on 24 June of that year. He was finally pensioned on 13 June 1975, after 27 years and 19 days’ service; during the course of his Police career he was eight times Commended by the Chief Constable.

Herries subsequently emigrated to Canada, and died at Hamilton, Ontario, on 1 May 1983.

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