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  • Pennett, PC William.

    PC William Pennett, who found the Pinchin Street torso in 1889, with his Metropolitan Police 'H' Division colleagues outside the Royal Mint c1906.

    Photo courtesy of Ray Ricketts.

    Monty
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  • #2
    Also shown is PS Murphy, who attended the Francis Coles murder scene in Swallow Gardens.

    Monty




    Author of Capturing Jack the Ripper.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1445621622

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    • #3
      Good stuff, Monty.

      Why is he the only one with a medal on his right-hand side?

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      • #4
        Because itís his Royal Humane Society Medal for Bravery Robert, a civil commendation (as opposed to police medal) he received for rescuing a man from the River Thames.

        He would be permitted to wear that, just not with his police medals.

        Monty




        Author of Capturing Jack the Ripper.

        http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1445621622

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        • #5
          Thanks Monty!

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          • #6
            Cracking stuff!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Monty View Post
              Because itís his Royal Humane Society Medal for Bravery Robert, a civil commendation (as opposed to police medal) he received for rescuing a man from the River Thames.

              He would be permitted to wear that, just not with his police medals.

              Monty
              Does that mean that he was off duty when he saved the man from drowning?

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              • #8
                Very cool Monty-Thanks for posting!
                stupid noob question-would they wear there medals while on duty, walking there beat etc.?
                "Is all that we see or seem
                but a dream within a dream?"

                -Edgar Allan Poe


                "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                -Frederick G. Abberline

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Joshua Rogan View Post

                  Does that mean that he was off duty when he saved the man from drowning?
                  Good question. I canít recall to be honest. The location where this act took place was right on the City/Met boarder. As Tower Bridge comes under Citys responsibility, and the incident occurred to the south of the bridge, he may well have been passing as he made the rescue.

                  Here is a news clipping of the event.

                  Monty
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post
                    Very cool Monty-Thanks for posting!
                    stupid noob question-would they wear there medals while on duty, walking there beat etc.?
                    No. Medals would only be worn for parades, ceremonies or official photographs.

                    Monty




                    Author of Capturing Jack the Ripper.

                    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1445621622

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Monty View Post

                      Good question. I canít recall to be honest. The location where this act took place was right on the City/Met boarder. As Tower Bridge comes under Citys responsibility, and the incident occurred to the south of the bridge, he may well have been passing as he made the rescue.

                      Here is a news clipping of the event.

                      Monty
                      Ah, reading the report it states PC Pennett removed his lamp. So yes, he was on duty.

                      Monty




                      Author of Capturing Jack the Ripper.

                      http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1445621622

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Monty. I seem to recall you saying that lamps were kept at the station and issued before night shifts*, so presumably it was dark when Pennett's rescue took place. Although depending on the time of year it may not have been.

                        *or did I dream that?

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                        • #13
                          Thought this might be of interest, Constable William CAMPBELL's medals.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Joshua Rogan View Post
                            Thanks Monty. I seem to recall you saying that lamps were kept at the station and issued before night shifts*, so presumably it was dark when Pennett's rescue took place. Although depending on the time of year it may not have been.

                            *or did I dream that?
                            No, thatís correct.

                            Monty




                            Author of Capturing Jack the Ripper.

                            http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1445621622

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