GALLANTRY MEDALS, ORDERS & DECORATIONS
George Sutton Bishop
|Special Constabulary Long Service
GEORGE S. BISHOP.
Medical Voluntary Service Medal GEORGE S. BISHOP.
British Red Cross Society Proficiency in Red Cross First Aid 1933 Red Cross First Aid / 1934 Red Cross First Aid 07236 G. BISHOP.
British Red Cross Society Medal for War Service 1914-18 G. BISHOP.
British Red Cross Society 10 Years Service Badge 9267 G.S. BISHOP.
First two medals mounted as worn. Copy research. George Sutton Bishop was born in Thanet, Kent 29 Sept. 1876.
He married Emma Hermitage 17 January 1900 in Thanet.
Thanet Advertiser (8 July 1899) "Ambulance Corps for Broadstairs. A meeting of the Broadstairs and St. Peter's Urban District Council was held to form an ambulance corps for Broadstairs." Among those who joined is "G.S. Bishop."
As a member of the Ambulance Corps at the start of the war he must have been working for the Red Cross, but 7 June 1917 he enlisted into the Royal Flying Corps and was a driver in the UK only (no medal entitlement).
Thanet Advertiser (25 Sept. 1928) "Medals for Workers in Ambulance Cause. Medals and certificates won by members of the Broadstairs & St. Peter's Ambulance Corps were presented at Council Chamber on Wednesday. Medals were presented to G.S. Bishop"
1939 Cenus George was living in Alexander Road, Broadstairs and noted as "First Aid. St. Johns." Probably entitled to a Defence Medal. He died 15 August 1942 in Broadstairs.
Group of Five: £165
|Order of British India (2nd
Full-size, gold and enamels. It looks to have had a suspender added and the ribbon shortened to enable it to be worn on the chest.
Service Medal (GVI) ERNEST JACKMAN
London Gazette 2 December 1952: Labourer, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth. In the 1939 census he is shown as: Ernest Jackman, born 27 April 1889, married, Heavy shipyard worker. Lived at 33 Raglan Street, Portsmouth.
Imperial Service Medal (GVI) EDWARD MORGAN £20
Service Medal (QEII) SYDNEY CHARLES
In case of issue. London Gazette 24 July 1964. Assistant Supervisor (Post Office), Taunton.
He was born in Taunton in 1904.
Service Medal (QEII) HENRY JAMES
In case of issue. London Gazette 28 September 1971 "PIDGEN, HENRY JAMES, Skilled Labourer (Traveller Driver). Devonport."
He died 1982 in Plymouth.