A Collection of Police Medals

Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £280

Estimate: £280 - £320

Seven: Police Constable L. W. Wray, Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary, later Royal Sussex Regiment and Army Air Corps

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (6395239. Pte. L. W. Wray. R. Suss. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, 1 clasp, 8th Army; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, Regular Army (6395239 Cpl. L. W. Wray. A.A.C.); Police L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 2nd issue (Const. Leonard William Wray) in Royal Mint case of issue, light contact marks, good very fine and better (7) £280-£320


Leonard William Wray was born in Wandsworth on 29 December 1910, and attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 6 July 1925, aged 14. Posted to the 2nd Battalion, he served with them in India from 2 March 1926 to 26 October 1935, and, having been advanced Corporal, served during the Second World War with the British Expeditionary Force from 9 April to 30 May 1940. He saw further service in the Middle East and North Africa from 26 May 1942 to 9 December 1943, transferring to the Army Air Corps (10th Battalion, Parachute Regiment) on 30 December 1942. Awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct per Army Order 26 of 1945, he was promoted Sergeant on 1 April 1952, and was discharged on 12 January 1953, after 27 years and 191 days’ service.

Wray subsequently joined the new Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary shortly after its creation in April 1955, passing his training in June 1955. He retired in 1975, after 20 years’ service, aged 65, and died in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, on 1978.

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