GALLANTRY MEDALS, ORDERS & DECORATIONS
Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious
Service SUPT. DENIS J. FORDE,
NTHRN RHODESIA POLICE SOLD
Copy research. Denis Joseph Forde was born in London in June 1916 and joined the British South Africa Police as a Trooper in April 1938. In August he resigned and enlisted in the Northern Rhodesia Police as a Constable. Promoted Inspector 1946, Acting Superintedent 1951 and Superintendent 1954. Awarded the Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service June 1957. Became Senior Superintendent 1958 and Assistant Commissioner of Police 1962. He died 17 bFebruary 1982 in London.
Major William Leaves Ash
Indian Army and Royal Army Service Corps
1939-45 Star Unnamed
Burma Star Unnamed
Defence Medal UnnamedIndia Service Medal Unnamed
General Service Medal (QEII) Cyprus MAJOR W.L. ASH. M.B.E. R.A.S.C.
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal India CAPT. W.L. ASH. IACC
Indian Independence Medal Unnamed
Mounted as worn (some ribbons are worn). Copy research and original ID card for the "Army in India". Inside the ID card was a note which states: "Green Howards. Home 15.4.29 to 12.11.29. Egypt 13.11.29 to 13.1.30. China 19.1.30 to 25.3.31. India 26.3.31 to 31.3.46 (Burma). Egypt, Khartoum, Cyprus."
His MBE was Gazetted as 4386431 W.O.I William Leaves Ash, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (attached Indian Army Corps of Clerks) 13 September 1945. However his ID card and Photograph shows him as being a Captain badged with 2nd Gurkha Rifles. The recommendation states; "WOI (Sub Conductor), HQ 64 Ind.Inf.Bde: During the the period 16 Aug - 15 Nov 44 and previously since he joined the Bde as Head Clerk, Condr. Ash's untiring work has been outstanding. It has been a difficult period of repatriation, moves and sickness, but he has always run an efficient organization, sometimes by his own practically unaided efforts."
He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Indian Army 1 April 1946 (IACC). HQ Southern Command (Poona) 1947.
In the Gazette 11 March 1949 it states: War. Subs. Capt. W.L.Ash, MBE relinquishes commission on appointment to the Territorial Army. Hon-Major 25 August 1950. Territorial Army Reserve of Officers 1950-1952. Short Service Commission Gazetted 26 July 1955: "Royal Army Service Corps. Lt. W.L. Ash, MBE to be Captain." Hon-Major 20 June 1961. Unusual career path!
Group of Eight: £575
|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.
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.