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Metropolitan Police Gallantry Awards 1955 - 1969

by alphabetical order of Surname

Surname

Forename(s)

Year

Award

Rank

Details

Adams

Raymond Charles

1969

BEM for gallantry

DC

Involved with TDC Phillip Williams GM, DS John Wharton GM, TDC Reginald Jenkins, DI James Marshall and DS Patrick O'Brien in detaining a gang of armed bank robbers who fired at police.

Aldred Thomas 1969 Queen's Commendation PC With PC Robert Allison, disarmed man in a Battersea shop at night who threatened him at very short range with a rifle, and later arrested second man who had been hiding in the shop.
Allan Thomas 1968 Queen's Commendation PC With PCs Pulley and Cunliffe, stopped two hooded robbery suspects, one of whom was armed.   Rushed to assist PC Pulley being threatened by armed man and assisted in arrest.
Allison Robert 1969 Queen's Commendation PC Disarmed man in a Battersea shop at night who threatened PC Thomas Aldred at very short range with a rifle, and later arrested second man who had been hiding in the shop.

Arnold

Clive Lester

1969

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PS Peter Lawson. Forced their way into house and arrested a man who had been threatening to shoot and stab his wife.

Barrett

John Henry

1966

BEM for gallantry

PC

Jumped on to the bonnet of car suspected of being stolen which was being driven at him, and clung on despite determined efforts to dislodge him.

Bartholomew

Norman Eric

1963

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC Richard Ellis Thomas. Rescued a drunken man from a building under construction18 storeys high. The man fell, but the officers dragged him to safety.

Bartlett

Dennis

1966

BEM for gallantry

TDC

With DS Henry Clement.. Involved in arresting two suspects despite having ammonia squirted in their eyes, and attacked with an axe.

Birkhead

Derek Edwin

1966

BEM for gallantry

PC

Involved with DS Peter Woodmore GM, Michael Wheelhouse GM, PS Arthur Porter and DC Roger Oliver in a car chase, siege and arrest of an armed man between Kingston and Chelsea.

Bowen Richard 1966 Queen's Commendation PC For rescuing a mentally disturbed woman in danger of falling from a roof top.

Bowerman

Kenneth James

1966

George Medal

PC

With other officers, dealt with an escaped prisoner in a roof top incident under gun fire. The prisoner was eventually arrested after the officers used a broom handle and other means to prevent him escaping in a car.

Brown

Terence Victor

1966

George Medal

PC

With other officers, dealt with an escaped prisoner in a roof top incident under gun fire. The prisoner was eventually arrested after the officers used a broom handle and other means to prevent him escaping in a car.

Bullard

Brendan Thomas

1957

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC Thomas Thompson & PC John Kay. Outstanding courage in tackling four violent criminals armed with iron bars whereby all were injured.

Burdett

Keith Trevor

1956

George Medal

PC

Courage and tenacity in effecting the arrest of a dangerous criminal who used a firearm to resist arrest and injured the officer in Vauxhall.

Bush

Ethel Violet

1955

George Medal

WPC

With WPC Kathleen Parrott. For outstanding courage and devotion to duty acting as crime decoys in Croydon, whereby they sustained injury.

Cameron

Donald

1956

BEM for gallantry

PC

Involved with DS Albert Chambers GM and PC George Karn GM in effecting the arrest of a gang of dangerous criminals.

Carney

Brian Ernest

1966

BEM for gallantry

TDC

Disarmed and arrested man with converted starting pistol.

Chambers

Albert Eric John

1956

George Medal

DS

With PC George Karn and PC David Wood. For courage and tenacity in effecting the arrests of a gang of dangerous criminals in Mayfair who used firearms to resist arrest whereby DS Chambers and PC Wood were injured

Chorlton

John

1966

BEM for gallantry

PC

Whilst off duty climbed the drain pipe of a burning house, rescued two people from the first floor, but was overcome by smoke during a further rescue attempt inside the building.

Cleland

Margaret Shaw

1964

George Medal

WPC

Spent over an hour on a rooftop, and eventually rescued a 20 month child from the arms of his deranged father at great personal risk.

Clement

Henry

1966

BEM for gallantry

DS

With TDC Dennis Bartlett. Involved in arresting two suspects despite having ammonia squirted in their eyes, and attacked with an axe.

Connell

William Cyril

1966

BEM for gallantry

DC

With DC Ernest Arthur Packman. Involved in the arrest of a man who fired shots and injured DC Connell during a violent struggle

Cox

Charles Edward

1961

George Medal

PC

Tackled a man armed with a loaded automatic pistol resulting in a gunshot wound to PC Cox. (Inspector Pawsey and Sergeant Hutchins were awarded posthumous QPMs for the same incident in West Ham).

Cox

Terence Michael

1968

BEM for gallantry

PC

Pursued a youth in Epping Forest and detained him despite being fired at with an air rifle.

Crossingham

Cyril Charles

1965

BEM for gallantry

PC

Broke into house to arrest violent man brandishing a carving knife and was stabbed in the arm.

Cunliffe William 1968 Queen's Commendation PC With PCs Pulley and Cunliffe, stopped two hooded robbery suspects, one of whom was armed.   Rushed to assist PC Pulley being threatened by armed man and assisted in arrest.

Davies

Douglas Frank

1967

BEM for gallantry

DS

Involved with DS Laurence Scott GM and DS Alexander Antony Eist in arresting an escaped prisoner armed with a rifle.

Dawson

John Anthony

1966

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC Derek Heaton. Involved in chase of suspect who threatened police officers who eventually arrested him despite the man firing what transpired to be an air pistol.

Demmon

Leonard

1956

Posthumous QPM for gallantry

PC

Killed in a gunfight accompanied by PC Maurice Eden GM at Nicosia General Hospital in Cyprus when terrorists opened fire in order to free a prisoner.

Dorsett

George Edward

1959

Bar to GM

PC

Awarded bar to GM for tackling and disarming a youth armed with a loaded shot gun outside his home in Chingford.

Eden

Maurice

1956

George Medal

PC

Involved with PC Leonard Demmon QPM in exchange of gunfire with terrorists at Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus. Died just before his GM was awarded.

Eist

Alexander Antony

1967

BEM for gallantry

DS

Involved with DS Laurence Scott GM and DS Douglas Davies in arresting an escaped prisoner armed with a rifle.

England

Leslie Charles

1961

BEM for gallantry

PC

Involved with Inspector Philip Pawsey QPM, PS Frederick Hutchins QPM, and PC Charles Cox GM in tackling a man armed with a loaded automatic pistol.

Everett

Thomas

1965

BEM for gallantry

PC

With SPS John Lane. Following the chase of a stolen car in a private motoristís car, a chase ensued on foot after which the officers subdued and arrested the suspect despite threats from a loaded hand gun.

Eyles

Roy Gordon

1966

BEM for gallantry

DS

Involved with PC Alasdair MacLeod GM, DS Allen Robson and DS Patrick Gibbins in a prolonged struggle to subdue an escaped prisoner who was involved in a roof top incident, a chase in the street and an attempt to escape in a car.

Findlay

David Jones

1961

BEM for gallantry

PS

Outstanding courage and determination when dealing with a youth armed with a loaded shotgun.

Frampton

George Henry

1956

BEM for gallantry

DS

Involved with Keith Burdett GM and other officers in effecting the arrest of a criminal who used a firearm to resist arrest

Gibbins

Patrick Glanville

1966

BEM for gallantry

DS

Involved with PC Alasdair MacLeod GM, DS Allen Robson and DS Roy Eyles in a prolonged struggle to subdue an escaped prisoner who was involved in a roof top incident, a chase in the street and an attempt to escape in a car.

Gledhill

Anthony

1967

George Cross

PC

With PC Terence McFall GM, was the driver of an Area Car pursuing armed robbery suspects who fired repeatedly at them during an 80mph chase through South London. After the car chase they pursued suspect on foot and made an arrest.

Green

Robert Neville

1956

BEM for gallantry

PC

Involved with Keith Burdett GM and other officers in effecting the arrest of a criminal who used a firearm to resist arrest

Harris

John Richard

1957

BEM for gallantry

PC

Outstanding courage and determination in arresting an armed youth

Heaton

Derek

1966

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC John Dawson. Involved in chase of suspect who threatened police officers who eventually arrested him despite the man firing what transpired to be an air pistol.

Hobbs

Roy Albert

1964

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC Roy Stamper. Chased an armed man on foot from a night club and with assistance from the public arrested him despite being shot at.

Honey

Richard

1969

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC William Lennox. With assistance from a fireman, restrained violently struggling man trying to throw himself from a slippery ledge of Archway Road bridge

Huntley

Robert

1963

BEM for gallantry

DI

With PC John George Russell. Went to a club to arrest a man after a shooting incident and despite threats from a loaded revolver, tackled the man disarmed and arrested him after a tremendous struggle.

Hutchins

Frederick George

1961

Posthumous QPM for gallantry

PS

With Insp Philip Pawsey, both shot and killed by a suspect with an automatic pistol attempting to escape from questioning at West Ham Police Station

Jenkins

Reginald Alfred

1969

BEM for gallantry

TDC

Involved with TDC Phillip Williams GM, DS John Wharton GM, DI James Marshall DS Patrick OíBrien and DC Raymond Adams in detaining a gang of armed bank robbers who fired at police.

Jones

Stuart

1966

BEM for gallantry

PC

Clung to the bonnet of a car trying to dislodge him, tried to subdue driver through the broken windscreen, and was eventually thrown off the moving car by the criminals

Karn

George William

1956

George Medal

PC

With PC David Wood and DS Albert Chambers. For courage and tenacity in effecting the arrests of a gang of dangerous criminals in Mayfair who used firearms to resist arrest whereby DS Chambers and PC Wood were injured

Kay

John

1957

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC Thomas Thompson & PC Brendan Bullard. Outstanding courage in tackling four violent criminals armed with iron bars whereby all were injured.

Keylock

Frank Victor

1963

BEM for gallantry

DC

With SPS Leslie Mackey. Subdued and restrained a violent mentally disordered man wielding an axe and throwing missile from a roof top.

Lane

John Kenneth

1965

BEM for gallantry

Stn PS

With PC Thomas Everett. Following the chase of a stolen car in a private motoristís car, a chase ensued on foot after which the officers subdued and arrested the suspect despite threats from a loaded hand gun.

Laurence

John Michael

1963

BEM for gallantry

SC

Whilst off duty climbed a gasometer and held on to a boy until assistance arrived.

Lawson

Peter Laidlaw

1969

BEM for gallantry

PS

With PC Clive Lester Arnold. Forced their way into house and arrested a man who had been threatening to shoot and stab his wife.

Lennox

William Buchanan

1969

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC Richard Honey. With assistance from a fireman, restrained violently struggling man trying to throw himself from a slippery ledge of Archway Road bridge

Lewis

John Atkinson

1956

BEM for gallantry

PC

Involved with Keith Burdett GM and other officers in effecting the arrest of a criminal who used a firearm to resist arrest

Lock

Victor John

1967

BEM for gallantry

TDC

With TDC Charles Browne Von. After a chased of an armed robber on foot, confronted the suspect who threatened and pulled the trigger of a gun which did not fire as it was set at the only empty chamber.

Loxley

Norman George

1956

George Medal

PS

With PC Thomas Oliver For courage and promptitude in rescuing a man from a burning railway carriage after an accident at Barnes

Mackey

Leslie John

1963

BEM for gallantry

Stn PS

With DC Frank Victor Keylock. Subdued and restrained a violent mentally disordered man wielding an axe and throwing missile from a roof top.

MacLeod

Alasdair Cameron Ferguson

1966

George Medal

PC

With other officers, dealt with an escaped prisoner in a roof top incident under gun fire. The prisoner was eventually arrested after the officers used a broom handle and other means to prevent him escaping in a car.

Manns

Leslie

1967

BEM for gallantry

PC

Arrested a youth despite being threatened with and shot in head by air rifle.

Marshall

James William

1969

BEM for gallantry

DI

Involved with TDC Phillip Williams GM, DS John Wharton GM, TDC Reginald Jenkins, DS Patrick OíBrien and DC Raymond Adams in detaining a gang of armed bank robbers who fired at police.

McDowell

Gordon George

1967

BEM for gallantry

Insp

On a conservatory roof top incident, disarmed and overpowered a youth armed with a loaded shotgun who had already fired once (see entry The Job, issue 1)

McFall

Terence Frederick

1967

George Medal

PC

Following the car chase of five suspects from Creek Side, Deptford, during which shots were fired at the police car, the criminals stopped and attempted to commandeer the police car. PC McFall threatened by gun which did not fire.

Morgan

Wyndham David

1956

BEM for gallantry

PC

Involved with Keith Burdett GM and other officers in effecting the arrest of a criminal who used a firearm to resist arrest

Nield

William Arthur

1967

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC Brian Wheeler. Overpowered powerful and violent man who seriously injured both officers with a barberís razor.

O'Brien

Patrick Lawrence

1969

BEM for gallantry

DS

Involved with TDC Phillip Williams GM, DS John Wharton GM, TDC Reginald Jenkins, DI James Marshall and DC Raymond Adams in detaining a gang of armed bank robbers who fired at police.

Oliver

Roger Keith

1966

BEM for gallantry

DC

Involved with DS Peter Woodmore GM, Michael Wheelhouse GM, PS Arthur Porter and PC Derek Birkhead in a car chase, siege and arrest of an armed man between Kingston and Chelsea.

Oliver

Thomas

1956

George Medal

PC

With PC Norman Loxley. For courage and promptitude in rescuing a man from a burning railway carriage after an accident at Barnes

Packman

Ernest Arthur

1966

BEM for gallantry

DC

With DC William Connell. Involved in the arrest of a man who fired shots and injured DC Connell during a violent struggle

Page

Terence John

1968

BEM for gallantry

Stn PS

With PC John David Ross & PC Anthony Paul Rich. Involved in subduing a prisoner who threatened them with a Walther automatic pistol in the charge room and elsewhere in West End Central police station.

Parrott

Kathleen

1955

George Medal

WPC

With WPC Ethel Bush. For outstanding courage and devotion to duty acting as crime decoys in Croydon, whereby they sustained injury.

Pawsey

Phillip

1961

Posthumous QPM for gallantry

Insp

With Sgt Frederick Hutchins, both shot and killed by a suspect with an automatic pistol attempting to escape from questioning at West Ham Police Station

Porter

Arthur William

1966

BEM for gallantry

PS

Involved with DS Peter Woodmore GM, Michael Wheelhouse GM, DC Roger Oliver and PC Derek Birkhead in a car chase, siege and arrest of an armed man between Kingston and Chelsea.

Pulley

Frank

1968

BEM for gallantry

PC

After being assaulted by one of two hooded robbery suspects, was threatened by a revolver and then disarmed and arrested him.   Assisted by PCs William Cunliffe and Thomas Allan

Rees

Hubert Melville

1962

BEM for gallantry

DCI

Outstanding courage and leadership in arresting a man armed with loaded shotgun.

Rich

Anthony Paul

1968

BEM for gallantry

PC

With SPS Terence Page & PC John Ross. Involved in subduing a prisoner who threatened them with a Walther automatic pistol in the charge room and elsewhere in West End Central police station.

Robb

John Anthony

1968

BEM for gallantry

PC

With other officers, grabbed a man and prevented him from throwing himself from a high roof.

Robson

Allen

1966

BEM for gallantry

DS

Involved with PC Alasdair MacLeod GM, DS Roy Eyles and DS Patrick Gibbins in a prolonged struggle to subdue an escaped prisoner who was involved in a roof top incident, a chase in the street and an attempt to escape in a car.

Rose

Michael John

1966

George Medal

PS

Confronted a youth at a break in who threatened him with a pistol. PS Rose advanced towards him, the youth fired, but missed.

Ross

John David

1968

BEM for gallantry

PC

With SPS Terence Page & PC Anthony Rich. Involved in subduing a prisoner who threatened them with a Walther automatic pistol in the charge room and elsewhere in West End Central police station.

Russell

John George

1963

BEM for gallantry

PC

With DI Robert Huntley. Went to a club to arrest a man after a shooting incident and despite threats from a loaded revolver, tackled the man disarmed and arrested him after a tremendous struggle.

Ryland

Leonard Joseph

1969

BEM for gallantry

DS

Involved in the arrest of an armed suspect. He forced the gun away for a first shot. His hand became jammed in the gunís mechanism which prevented a second shot.

Scott

Lawrence

1967

George Medal

DS

Threatened with a rifle when he attempted to arrest a prison escapee in a house at Highbury. The suspect tried to fire the gun at him but the bullet transpired to be of the wrong calibre, and did not work.

Stamper

Roy

1964

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC Roy Hobbs. Chased an armed man on foot from a night club and with assistance from the public arrested him despite being shot at.

Stevens

Henry William

1958

George Cross

PC

Gave chase to an armed man who ran away through the garden after a breaking. As PC Stevens gained on him and shouted that he was a police officer, the man shot him in the face. Nevertheless PC Stevens caught him and disarmed him, before prisoner escaped

Thomas

Richard Ellis

1963

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC Norman Batholomew. Rescued a drunken man from a building under construction 18 storeys high. The man fell, but the officers dragged him to safety.

Thompson

Thomas Charles William

1957

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC Brendan Bullard & PC John Kay. Outstanding courage in tackling four violent criminals armed with iron bars whereby all were injured.

Von

Charles Browne

1967

BEM for gallantry

TDC

With TDC Victor Lock. After a chased of an armed robber on foot, confronted the suspect who threatened and pulled the trigger of a gun which did not fire as it was set at the only empty chamber.

Wall

Anthony Gauis

1956

BEM for gallantry

PC

Effecting the arrest of two juveniles, one of whom used a firearm to resist arrest, whereby he sustained injury.

Watt

Thomas Forbes

1963

BEM for gallantry

PC

Whilst off duty intervened in a fight outside a club, sustained slash injuries requiring 60 stitches to his face, and chased his assailant for quarter of a mile before arresting him. Transferred to Glasgow?

Wharton

John Stuart Northmore

1969

George Medal

DS

With TDC Philip Williams. The officers intercepted an armed gang in the course of a bank raid in Streatham. DS Wharton pursued on foot a robber with a shorgun and eventually overpowered him.

Wheeler

Brian Edwin

1967

BEM for gallantry

PC

With PC William Arthur Nield. Overpowered powerful and violent man who seriously injured both officers with a barberís razor.

Wheelhouse

Michael James

1966

George Medal

PC

With DS Peter Woodmore. Involved in a prolonged chase between Kingston and Chelsea of the driver of a stolen car in which two police officers, including PC Wheelhouse were shot and wounded, and a police dog killed. DS Woodmore arrested the prisoner.

Whitham

Douglas

1966

George Medal

PC

With other officers, dealt with an escaped prisoner in a roof top incident under gun fire. The prisoner was eventually arrested after the officers used a broom handle and other means to prevent him escaping in a car.

Williams

Phillip John Dixon

1969

George Medal

TDC

ith DS John Wharton The officers intercepted an armed gang in the course of a bank raid in Streatham. PC Williams made several attempts with his motorcycle to run down an armed robber who repeatedly threatened him and fired a gun.

Winter

Stewart John

1958

BEM for gallantry

PC

Courage and determination in arresting a man for taking and driving away a motor vehicle after he had sustained injury.

Wood

David Evans

1956

George Medal

PC

With PC George Karn and DS Albert Chambers. For courage and tenacity in effecting the arrests of a gang of dangerous criminals in Mayfair who used firearms to resist arrest whereby DS Chambers and PC Wood were injured

Woodmore

Peter Alan

1966

George Medal

DS

With PC Michael Wheelhouse. Involved in a prolonged chase between Kingston and Chelsea of the driver of a stolen car in which two police officers, including PC Wheelhouse were shot and wounded, and a police dog killed. DS Woodmore arrested the prisoner.

Young

Thomas

1960

BEM for gallantry

PC

Clung to a motor car which was being driven erratically and at speed before arresting the driver despite injury.

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