Yes. Although it should be clarified that they received medals for service to the police and to the Queen rather than for their involvement in the hunt for the Whitechapel murderer. A number of policemen involved in the case received medals to honor their service at the time of Queen Victoria's jubilees in 1887 and 1897.
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Although there is no shortage of Jubilee medals on the open market, including examples to H,J & City Police. I'm curious to know if any examples named to men actually involved in some way to the case exist, perhaps in the various police museums or private collections.
Certainly a very curious point. I can only assume that he came back briefly for the 97 Jubilee?
I hope we haven't got another Eddowes shrawl here!! Or dare I say it those, dubious handcuffs and other bits and bobs purporting to have belonged to Watkin's that appeared up for auction a few years back?
I do hope it's genuine, really I do!! It's an item that gives us a physical connection to the case.
I see no reason why it wouldn't be (clasp aside), the thing that's niggling at me is, where has it been for the last 130 odd years and why isn't it documented or at least known to Ripperology or medal collecting circles?
It's something tangible that actually belonged to someone involved in the case, that can be proved beyond reasonable doubt, to me that is mind blowing!!
But having said that the Badham medals are just as significant in my opinion but haven't drawn the same attention either, so maybe it is just is me....................?
Last edited by The Station Cat : 10-08-2018 at 01:44 PM.