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Update to 24 September Art & Antiques Squad

On 24 September the Art & Antiques Squad were informed that a large quantity of medals were stolen, full details of these are still being collated. Below are details of a small section of the medals. Any information about their whereabout or whether they have been offered for sale should be sent to:

Ian Lawson DC Art and Antiques Squad Tel: 020 7230 2150


The majority of the medals have now been recovered! The following still remain stolen.

St Jean D'Acre Medal in silver

Turkish Crimea Medal to 1593 Pte James Bagnall 1st K D G

Tibet Medal bar Gyantse to 6967 Pte A Campion 1st Btn Royal Fusliers

India General Service Medal 1908-35 clasp Waziristan 1921-24 British War & Victory Medals 3835 Rfn Dharamraj Gurung 2-3 Gurkas

Medal of the Order of the British Empire to 10456 Wkr J J Dippie WAAC / QMAAC military in box of issue with extensive original documentation & 2 original photographs. LG 23/1/1920

Medal of the Order of the British Empire to Robert Burton in case of issue with sons medals LG 6/7/1920 as Fireman LFB for conspicuous courage in rescuing persons from buildings wrecked by hostile aircraft.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Bronze Award for Animal Life Saving (Inspector T.J. Nolan 1968), with For Humanity top brooch bar, extremely fine, in Marples and Beasley, Birmingham case of issue

BEM GVI Civil to George Flattery, with London Gazette 31st October 1941 Civil Defence Rescue Service Liverpool. For brave conduct in the rescue of a man & child from a burning partly collapsed building during an air raid etc.. In Royal Mint case of issue.

ISO GVI star shaped in case of issue hallmarks 1932

CSM bar Northern Ireland 23961304 Cpl N S Sidebottom RCT in box of issue with issue letter Leeds address

Naval General Service bar Persian Gulf K16262 Sto 1Cl A Barnes HMS Perseus with 1914/15 Trio and Naval LS&GC medal as SPO HMS Columbine

Russian Order St Stanislas 2nd Cl

Victory Medal 128632 F Cdt W Hague RAF

Victory Medal 6980 Pte A Bacon 7th London

Victory Medal 2 Lt J C Gunn RAF (Shot down & taken POW)


Date posted: 30 November 2010