Mpsons WW2 Service or his entitlement to the Romanian medal these require more research but the KPM has a great fighting citation. At midnight on July 28, 1936, a small patrol of Palestine Police officers were fired upon by a group of Palestinians near the Nablus hills. The ensuing battle would last all day and only ended after British troops with tanks and airplanes made a counter attack.
According to contemporary newspaper reports this skirmish was [t]he severest battle since the beginning of the Arab general strike against Jewish immigration 101 days ago. At least 20 Palestinians and one constable, named Christopher Wren, were killed during this clash. British Constable Horace William Henry Thompson was one of three Palestine Police officers recognized for his courageous conduct during this engagement. The others were Sergeant Hamish Ian McLeod and Constable David Farrar.
According to the Palestine Police Old Comrades Association newsletter No. 118, March 1980 p 44-47 there were 65 KPMs awarded to the Palestine Police, and only 29 were for gallantry. Perfect for rare medal collectors, dealers , museums, Palestine police collections, police enthusiasts, displays, lectures, shops and traders and much much more! The item "Fantastic Rare WW1 WW2 Kings Police Gallantry Medal Group Palestine Police" is in sale since Thursday, August 24, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "knightofengland2011" and is located in Gainsborough. This item can be shipped worldwide.