GALLANTRY MEDALS, ORDERS & DECORATIONS
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Staff-Sergeant William Henry Hopkins, B.E.M.
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
British Empire Medal (military)                 24178653 CPL. WILLIAM H. HOPKINS. RAOC.
General Service Medal Northern Ireland  24178653 PTE. W.H. HOPKINS RAOC.
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal 24178653 SSGT W H HOPKINS BEM RAOC
Mounted as worn. Copy recommendation.
18 August 1982: Cpl. HOPKINS has been employed in the Registry Office of 22 Special Air Service Regiment as the sole Registry Clerk for a period of over four years. During this time he has dealt personally with numerous, highly sensitive overseas team tasks and operations concerning 22 SAS. His dedication and diligence towards his duties had been outstanding. Cpl. HOPKINS runs a most efficiently a Registry, which contains over a quarter of a million highly sensitive documents. He is on call 24 hours a day to receive signals and handles exclusively all correspondence and matters concerning  SIS.

During Operation CORPORATE, Cpl. HOPKINS' workload quadrupled and he seldom went home before midnight and worked seven days a week. Apart from carrying on his normal duties, Cpl. HOPKINS became involved with the Operations and Intelligence Officers of 22 SAS in a highly sensitive link to GCHQ Cheltenham. Indeed, Cpl. HOPKINS became a direct link and courier to Cheltenham and was responsible for bringing back to Hereford some of the most sensitive and crucial intelligence obtained for Operation CORPORATE. He also assisted the Intelligence Office to collate and disseminate the intelligence to the required agencies. On many occasions this intelligence was absolutely critical to 22 SAS. This extra intelligence work, which a normal Registry Clerk would not be capable of doing, was carried out by Cpl. HOPKINS through his desire to have more of an operational input on behalf of the Regiment in the Falklands Campaign.

Cpl. HOPKINS has demonstrated outstanding devotion to duty far beyond that expected of a NCO of his rank. His loyalty and integrity are beyond question. He is a credit to both his own Corps and the Special Air Service. The outstanding job carried out by Cpl. HOPKINS on Operation CORPORATE deserves official recognition.
Group of Three: 2450 


Chief Officer Gerard Lee Tuppen
Rangoon Municipal Fire Brigade


Indian Police Medal for Distinguished Conduct (GV) Gerard Lee Tuppen, A.M.I.Mech.E. Chief Officer Rangoon Municipal Fire Brigade   625
Copy research. Gerard Lee Tuppen was born 21 June 1883 in Willesborough, Kent and educated at St. John's Choir School, St. Leonard's on Sea 1892-95 and St. Alban's Grammar School 1895-99. Goldsmith's Technical Institute, New Cross 1900-1902. Engineering Apprentice 1899 to 1903. Employed by Merryweather and Sons Ltd, London, who sent him around the world to work on fire fighting equipment.
July to November 1904 in charge of electrical light installation for Rio de Janeiro Police Fire Float.
April to November 1905 in charge of installing machinery for Steam Pumping Float in Venice.
November 1905 to November 1906 in charge of erecting and testing a petrol Fire Float in Huelva, Spain.
June to August 1910 constructed and transported a Motor Fire Engine to Riga, Latvia for demonstration and testing.
August to April 1911 constructed and transported motors and machinery to Montevideo, Uruguay and provided instruction in use.
April to July 1911 conducted trials and instructions on 3 Motor Fire Engines in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
July to November 1912 construction and transported special Motor Fire Engines to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and provided instruction.
1918 a Founder Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers
July 1920 sailed to Rangoon, Burma and appointed Chief Officer and Engineer, Rangoon Municipal Fire Service.
In 1935 he filed a patent for a Refuse Destructor: "Gerard Lee Tuppen, Burma, India".
January 1938 arrived in the UK with his wife and daughter. Intended residence is London.
Fire Protection and A.R.P. Book 1940 lists "four Engineering Inspectors" including G. Lee Tuppen.
He died in Tunbridge Wells 8 February 1954.


Imperial Service Medal (EdVII)  JOHN W. BROWNELL          145                                                                    
London Gazette 4 January 1910: Brownell, John William, Engineman, Moncton, Intercolonial Railway of Canada.
The 1901 Canada Census shows that John Brownell was born in 1851 in Nova Scotia and was working as a railway engineer.
He lived in Westmorland, Moncton, New Brunswick with his wife and son. The Intercolonial Railway operated from 1872 to 1918 and was Canada's first national infrastructure project. In 1919 it became part of the Canadian National Railways Company.
The case is damaged.
Order of British India (2nd class)    1000
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.

Imperial Service Medal (GVI)  ERNEST JACKMAN          30                                                                             
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