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Predicate Object 1973.97 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1550, N2569 2016-08-09T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:43:06.369Z 3F 65 police/government Metropolitan Police Jubilee Medal, 1887 Medal awarded to Dr. Percy Jakins, S Division (Hampstead). 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. Dr Percy Septimus Jakins (1856-1944) was a Harley Street surgeon who specialised in throat and ear complaints. During the 1880s he was Divisional Surgeon for S (Hampstead) Division of the London metropolitan Police. He had married in 1881 and at the time was living at Osnaburg Street. The 1911 census records that he was living at 22 Ulster Place with his wife and three children - a son, Harley who died in France in 1918, and two daughters. Percy's older brother George Sargent Jakins had migrated to New Zealand in 1859 and established himself in Auckland as a general merchant. In the late 1880s he moved over to Melbourne but returned to live in Auckland circa 1909. George Sargent Jakins died in 1928. It is believed that the donor of this medal was one of his grand-daughters. Metropolitan Police Jubilee Medal 1887 Medal awarded to Dr Percy Septimus Jakins, S Division, Metropolitan Police circular gilt bronze medal; straight suspender; with ribbon obverse: veiled profile of Queen Victoria facing left; legend: VICTORIA REGINA reverse: oak leaf wreath with crown above; a small rose either side of wreath; legend around inside line rim: METROPOLITAN POLICE / 1887; inscription in field: JUBILEE / OF / HER MAJESTY / QUEEN / VICTORIA ribbon: dark blue named on edge: DR PERCY JAKINS. S. DIVN. medal, commemorative
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