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- 1914-15 Trio Police Long Service 2/Lt Lancs Fus & Inspector Lancashire Police
1914-15 Trio Police Long Service 2/Lt Lancs Fus & Inspector Lancashire Police
1914-15 Star (11665 L/Cpl J.H. Rick, Linc R), British War & Victory Medals (2/Lt J.H. Rick), Defence Medal (unnamed), Police Long Service Medal GVI (Inspr John H. Rick). Mounted as worn GVF.
John Henry Rick come from Grantham, Lincolnshire and enlisted into the 8th (Service) Btn Lincolnshire Regt on 7th Sept 1914 and proceeded with the Battalion to France on 10th September 1915. He obtained the rank of Sgt before being discharged to a Commission on 31st July 1917 into the 8th Lancaster Fusiliers. He was wounded on 9th January 1918 when a Type 22 grenade he was firing exploded on firing. Subsequently taken prisoner on 5th April 1918 until the end of the War. Relinquished Commission with rank of 2/Lieut on 27th March 1919.
Post war he served with the Lancashire police and has numerous entries in the local Lancaster newspapers.
Much research including: 42 pages of service records both as a soldier and Officer, MIC, medal roll, census, probate and more
Comes together with his original King's Commission, a numbered boxed and named St Johns Ambulance Medallion dated 1923, a boxed and numbered British Legion lapel badge and five original photos: 1 as a young man in civilian clothes, 2 with his daughter, 3 on a parade as Insp wearing 1914-15 trio, 4 on duty as an Insp. at Royton, Lancs wearing medal ribbons, 5 photo of shop of Ernest C. Rick Outfitters, Newark maybe his son's shop?.
Insp Rick died on 27th February 1974 at Royton, Lancashire.