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GvR-KINGS-POLICE-MEDAL-FOR-GALLANTRY-TO-INSPECTOR
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£889.00
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Item location:
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

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390660368078
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Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Type:

Medals & Ribbons

Service:

Burma (Rangoon) Police

Era:

1816-1913

Country/ Organization:

Great Britain

Conflict:

Colonial Police

Issued/ Not-Issued:

Issued

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This is a 'Buy it Now' for an early and original King George V King's Police Medal for gallantry, awarded to a British Inspector which is named to:

Inspector Thomas Austin. Burma Police.

The medal is the 1st Type coinage head, with only 1,900 of these medals issued to British and Colonial Police for Distinguished Service and also for Gallantry. 

Inspector Austin's award was listed in the London Gazette on 1st January 1913, with notification also appearing
 in the Gazette of India on 4th January 1913.

His citation shows the medal was awarded for conspicuous gallantry on 18th January 1912 and reads as follows from his India Gazette entry: 

Thomas Austin, Inspector Rangoon Town Police - 
For conspicuous gallantry in arresting a criminal. 

Inspector Austin distinguished himself in the arrest of an armed and dangerous criminal in Rangoon on the 18th January 1912. The circumstances were that an absconding offender was traced by Police to a house in East Rangoon. It was known that the offender was armed, and he was believed to be prepared to go to any lengths in resisting capture. 

The house was surrounded by Police, and the offender fired a number of revolver shots at the Police engaged in this operation. Inspector Austin nevertheless boldly entered the house, rushed the inner room where the offender was concealed, and grappled with him, and succeeded in taking forcibly from his hand a loaded and cocked revolver. The offender had shown that he was prepared to use his revolver, and Inspector Austin's action was gallantly performed in the discharge of his duty and at imminent risk of his life. 
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A very nice medal and gallantry citation with the correct first KPM ribbon as well, which is getting very difficult to find these days. 

The medal comes with a typed copy of his citation plus a copy of his entry in the Gazette of India which also lists this citation as above, as well as a copy from the London Gazette on 1st January 1913 announcing his award. The medal itself is in good VF condition with an attractive light toning and will be sent protected in a plastic medal wallet.

Any questions or sensible offers, baring in mind this is a much scarcer gallantry award, send me an email which is in the 'seller contact details' below this description.

POSTAGE - Special Delivery for the UK fully insures to £1000, OVERSEAS buyers please contact me first as insurance cover will have to be worked out with FedEx or DHL etc, as thanks to Royal Mail's privatisation it can't go Airsure or International Signed-For Delivery anymore, as this now only covers up to £250 compensation.


I do accept PayPal, but would much rather have a personal cheque or bank transfer if at all possible please - Thank you.

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