Jutland & Scotland Yard Group - Charles Peel
British War and Victory Medal (M-21586 L.C. PEEL. V.A. R.N.); Defence Medal (Unnamed); and Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (CH. INSPR. LEONARD C. PEEL). Naming is officially impressed on the three medals indicated. Board mounted, very crisp detail, extremely fine. Also included is a duotang folder with his biography, a copy of his Service Record and one ship photograph. Footnote: Leonard Charles Peel was born on August 26, 1897 in Clapham, London. He listed his occupation as a Catering Clerk when he joined the Royal Navy on July 14, 1916. He served on the H.M.S. Dreadnought, advancing to the ranks of S. Supply Assistant (July 1916) and Victualing Assistant (February 1918). As part of the 4th Battleship Squadron, the Dreadnought took part in the Battle of Jutland on May 31, 1916. He also served with H.M.S. Victory and H.M.S. Golleen. After the War, he was demobilized on June 30, 1919. In September 1919, he joined the Metropolitan London Police, working his way up through the ranks. He was initally posted as a constable in "D" on Marylbone Division. He was issued the PLSGC Medal in 1951, one of its first recipients, while he was Chief Inspector. He retired in 1954 as Superintendent (Grade 11) as a member of the Criminal Investigations Department at New Scotland Yard, serving 34 years. He married Alice Mary on October 19, 1953, in Ilford, Essex and died on February 9, 1972.