Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Medal

Contributed by Robert Pool

Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Medal

The Jubilee (Police) Medal 1887 was issued to all ranks of the Metropolitan and City of London Police Forces, who were involved in the Jubilee Parade and celebrations of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee on 21 June 1887. The medal itself was struck in bronze, with a diameter of 36 millimetres. The ribbon colour is blue. The medal's obverse side shows a veiled Queen Victoria profile, while the reverse side has a wreath with the text 'Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Victoria' and the force's name around the reverse's top. Unlike the Jubilee Medal 1897, this medal was issued named to the constable. Holders of the 1887 medal were issued with the '1897' clasp to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. This particular medal was issued to PC David Pool of E Division IV. Police Constable David Pool was the son of Superindendant & Deputy Chief Constable David Pool of The Dumfriesshire Constabulary. Police Constable David Pool's 'Beat' included Whitechapel at the time of the 'Jack the Ripper' murders in 1888. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1892. Sergeant David Pool was found murdered in France just weeks after the death of Queen Victoria and his father in 1901.

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