William Charles Tegg was born in Froxfield, Hampshire on 27th November 1876 and joined the Metropolitan Police on 25th October 1898.
He lived at Chelsea Police Station until married in 1906 and was pensioned on 31st December 1923. William died in Gillingham, Kent on 3rd July 1948.
King Edward VII Police Coronation Medal
The Police Coronation Medal was sanctioned in 1902 as an award to policeman, firemen and members of ambulance units on duty during the official celebrations of the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on 9 August 1902.
The medal continued the practice of awarding a special medal to police and support services on duty during major royal celebrations established with Queen Victoria’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Police Medals. It was presented in silver or bronze, according to rank, with the silver medal awarded to superintendents and above in the police and fire brigade. A total of 67 silver and 19,885 bronze medals were awarded.
The reverse indicates the service in which the recipient served, there being five types:
Metropolitan Police: 51 silver, 16,709 bronze medals.
City of London Police: 5 silver, 1,060 bronze medals.
L.C.C. M.F.B. (London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade): 10 silver and 1,000 bronze medals.
St John Ambulance Brigade: 912 bronze medals.
Police Ambulance Service: 1 silver, 204 bronze medals.
King George V Police Coronation Medal
The Police Coronation Medal was sanctioned in 1911 as an award to policemen, members of ambulance units, firemen and Royal Parks’ staff on duty during the official celebrations of the coronation of King George V that took place during 1911.
The medal was presented in silver to all ranks. It continued the practice of awarding a special medal to police on duty during major royal celebrations that commenced with Queen Victoria’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Police Medals, and Edward VII’s Police Coronation Medal, although qualification was now widened to include bodies outside London.
Several service organisations qualified, with the name of the organisation shown on the reverse of the medal. A total of 31,822 medals were awarded:
Metropolitan Police 19,783
Scottish Police 2,800
St John Ambulance Brigade 2,755
County and Borough Police 2,565
City of London Police 1,400
London Fire Brigade 1,374
Royal Irish Constabulary 585
St Andrew’s Ambulance Corps 310
Police Ambulance Service 130
Royal Parks 120