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Imperial Service Medal

As can be seen from the Censuses, a number of the attendants and staff worked at the Hospital for many years, and on retirement several were awarded the Imperial Service Medal.

The medal was established in 1902 by King Edward VII and awarded to selected civil servants on retirement in recognition of their 'long and meritorious service', meaning at least 25 years.

In addition, Basil Edward Wells, Chief Male Nurse, was awarded an MBE on 31 May 1956 in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The awards were announced in the London Gazette and the Edinburgh Gazette.

 

 

James Bedingfield (photo courtesy Darren Bedingfield)

 

Imperial Service Medal

James Bedingfield - attendant on lunatics (8 July 1912) 

James High - chief attendant on lunatics (30 September 1912)

Thomas Masters - chief attendant on lunatics (30 June 1915)

William Petch Greaves - butler (30 September 1915)

Joseph Long - attendant on lunatics (15 January 1916)

William Turner - gardener (7 September 1920)  See award letter below

Herbert Brown - gate porter (5 November 1920)

Alfred Harpley - cook (4 November 1922)

Joshua Mallett - attendant on mental patients (11 June 1926)

Edward Tripp - attendant on mental patients (4 November 1926)

John Guy -  chief attendant (2 June 1927)

Frederick Robert Bammant - head attendant (2 July 1927)

Albert George Smith - attendant on mental patients (26 February 1929)

John Benjamin Tripp - attendant (4 December 1929)

Robert Dent Tooley - attendant on mental patients (5 September 1930)

William James Kent - attendant on mental patients (16 September 1930)

Ernest Brown Hacon - attendant (6 November 1931)

Arthur Johnson - head attendant (9 April 1936)

Frank Edgar Hewitt - attendant on mental cases (15 May 1936)

Arthur Benjamin Steward - attendant for mental patients (7 June 1941)

Francis Michael Murray - labourer (16 May 1947)

Arthur Edward Bennett - plumber (24 February 1956)

 

Order of the British Empire (Ordinary Member of Civil Division)

Basil Edward Wells - chief male nurse (31 May 1956)

 

Award letter of Imperial Service Medal to William Turner

Letter courtesy Mark Barnard

 

 

This page was updated on 28 May 2017. Thanks to Mark Barnard for his contribution.

 

 

 

 




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