|Africa General Service Medal
Kenya CHIEF OFFICER B.W. LUND £115
Mounted as worn. The Kenya Gazette 15 May 1956 shows that B.W. Lund of the Kenya Prison Service passed the Standard Swahili Examination in April 1956.
||Rocket Apparatus Volunteer Medal
JARVIS £150 (JS)
Type 2 reverse which was introduced in 1942 when the Ministry of Supply took over running the Rocket Apparatus Volunteer Corps.
Tom Jarvis was a farm worker from Kingsbridge, Devon and was still living there in 1939. During World War One he served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers and was wounded "G.S.W. leg, chest & arm." (entitled to British War & Victory Medals)
|Civil Defence Medal
Standard reverse. Box of issue, title on box is worn but readable.
|Colonial Police Long Service Medal
CONST. 2812 I.M. PETER SINGHO, CEYLON POLICE FORCE
His other medals were sold by someone on ebay in 2011 and appeared at DNW in 2015 (who noted that the St. John's was not named to him).
|Indian Police Medal
Bahadur Gurung Naik Burma Mily Police
Distinguished Service reverse to a Gurkha recruit to the Burma Military Police. Information on these awards was published in the Gazette of India.
Chief Officer Gerard Lee Tuppen
Rangoon Municipal Fire Brigade
|Indian Police Medal for
Conduct Gerard Lee Tuppen, A.M.I.Mech.E.
1935 Jubilee Medal
1937 Coronation Medal
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".
On 1935 Jubilee medal roll as "Central Fire Brigade, Rangoon".
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.
Group of Three: £500
Zimbabwe 10 Year Service Medal 24727 SGT M SIBANDA
Rhodesia General Service Medal 24727 CONST SIBANDA
Copy research. His Rhodesia GSM was awarded in British South Africa Police Orders 17 November 1977 for service with "Support Unit".
Group of Three: £95
Zimbabwe 10 Year Service Medal 25477 CONST J MACHINGAUTA