Honours and Awards

KNIGHTHOOD:

1942      Chief Constable Percy J. Sillitoe C.B.E

1960     ex.Chief Constable Malcolm McCulloch C.B.E.

1968     Chief Constable James A. Robertson C.B.E.

GEORGE MEDAL (G.M.):

1941      Constable Archibald Walker            Rescue from bombed building

1966      Constable Thomas Baird                  Pursuing armed criminal

1966      Constable William Graham              Pursuing armed criminal

1970      Inspector Andrew Hyslop                 Attempting to arrest armed criminal

1970      Det. Constable  John Campbell     Disarmed/arrested armed criminal

COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (C.B.E.):

1936      Chief Constable Percy J. Sillitoe

1947      Chief Constable Malcolm McCulloch

1963      Chief Constable James A. Robertson

OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (O.B.E.):

1938       Assistant Chief Constable David Warnock

1947       Special Const. Commandant Capt. T.H.H. Warren

1951       Assistant Chief Constable Walter Doherty 

1966       Deputy Chief Constable George MacLean

1968       Chief Medical Officer Dr. James A. Imrie

1971       Chief Superintendent John Curdy

1974       Deputy Chief Constable James R. Kelso

MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE FOR GALLANTRY (M.B.E.):

1970         Chief Superintendent Malcolm Finlayson       Arrested an armed criminal

MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (M.B.E.):

1937        Detective Chief Superintendent William Ewing

1938        Superintendent Ewan McCaskill

1942        Superintendent Adam Fraser

1943        Special Superintendent Alexander Smith M.C.

1944        Assistant Chief Constable James Storrier

1949        Assistant Chief Constable James A. Robertson

1950        Superintendent John Boss

1953        Superintendent Fraser Farquharson

1960        Detective Chief Superintendent Robert Colquhoun

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY (B.E.M.):

1941         Constable Joseph Park                                               Rescued child from bombed building

1941         Constable John Stirling                                             Rescued child from bombed building

1944         Constable Malcolm MacDonald

1944         Special Sergeant John Kennaway

1952         Constable Andrew Crookshank                             Rescue from collapsing building

1952         Constable James Robertson                                   Courageous arrest of two violent criminals

1952          Constable James Stevenson                                  Courageous arrest of two violent criminals

1952          Constable Thomas McDonald                                Attempt arrest armed criminal

1952          Constable Charles Hill                                               Attempt arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable Alfred McNiven                                       Disarm/arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable Bernard Watson                                     Disarm/arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable Archibald Whyte                                    Attempted arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable David Taylor                                            Attempted arrest armed criminal

1954          Constable Thomas McShane                                 Disarm/arrest armed criminal

1960          Constable James Gribben                                      Rescued trapped fireman

1962          Constable Thomas Watt                                          Arrested armed criminal in London

1970          Detective Sergeant Ian Smith                               Arrested armed criminal

1971          Constable Ian Harris                                                 Arrested armed criminal

1973          Sergeant Peter Macrae                                            Arrested armed criminal

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL (B.E.M.):

1936          Detective Lieutenant Bertie Hammond

1939         Lieutenant Charles Fraser MC, DCM, MM

1943         Policewoman Sergeant Jean Malloy

1947         Policewoman Sergeant Janet Gray

1955         Policewoman Inspector Janet Beattie 

1961        Chief Inspector Charles Jack

1966        Inspector John Black

1970       Inspector William Winship

1975       Sergeant Robert McTaggart

KING’S POLICE MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY (K.P.M.):

1913 & 1916      Constable Donald MacLeod                                      Two rescues of persons from Docks

1916 & 1917      Constable William Tait Brown                                  Two rescues from River Clyde

1910 & 1911      Constable William Buist                                              Two rescues from Monkland Canal

1914                     Detective Superintendent John Ord                      Arrested armed/violent criminals

1914                     Detective Lieutenant John Trench                         Arrested armed/violent criminals

1920                     Detective Sergeant William Tait Brown               Third rescue from River Clyde – BAR  

1923                     Constable James Sparks                                            Arrested armed criminal 

1923                     Constable George Ferguson                                     Stopped a runaway horse

1926                     Constable Arthur Williamson                                   Rescue from River Clyde

1927                     Constable Graham Henderson                                Stopped a runaway horse

1929                     Constable Peter McGregor                                         Rescue of 8 persons from fire

1929                     Constable Robert Rathney                                         Rescue of 8 persons from fire

1928 & 1930      Constable George McKay                                            Two rescues from River Clyde 

1933                    Constable James Hadden                                            Injured attempting to stop stolen car

1934                    Sergeant David Cairns                                                   Attempt rescue boy from water tank   

1934                    Constable Richard Gillespie                                        Attempt rescue boy from water tank 

1935                    Constable Alexander Murray                                       Stopped a runaway horse

1935                    Constable Malcolm Shaw                                             Stopped a runaway horse

1936                     Constable Philip Melville                                             Stopped a runaway horse

1939                     Constable James A.Y. Lloyd                                         Stopped a runaway horse

1940                     Constable Duncan McIntyre                                       Stopped a runaway horse

1940                     Constable James Mackie                                             Rescued 3 children from fire

1941                     Constable James Robertson                                      Stopped a runaway horse

1948                     Sergeant John F. Barclay                                             Rescued 3 families from fire

1948                     Constable George Lloyd                                               Rescued 3 families from fire

QUEEN’S POLICE MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY (POSTHUMOUS):

1969                      Detective Constable Angus McKenzie                  Killed attempting arrest of armed man

1969                      Constable Edward Barnett                                       Killed attempting arrest of armed man

KING’S  POLICE MEDAL (K.P.M.):

1910                     Ch. Supt & Deputy Chief Constable John Orr

1911                     Detective Lieutenant William Gordon

1912                     Detective Chief Inspector John Piper

1913                     Chief Constable James V. Stevenson

1913                     Superintendent Alexander F. Mennie

1915                     Superintendent Alexander Harper

1917                     Superintendent John Samuel

1919                     Detective Chief Inspector John McGimpsey

1920                     Lieutenant James Barnett

1921                     Superintendent William M. Douglas

1922                     Detective Superintendent Andrew N. Keith

1923                     Inspector James Semple

1923                     Detective Lieutenant Lachlan McDonald

1925                     Superintendent James Ferguson

1927                     Assistant Chief Constable Auchterlonie Williamson

1927                     Superintendent John Forbes

1929                     Superintendent James Muir

1931                     Superintendent Angus McKinnon

1932                     Superintendent John Hunter 

1932                     Superintendent Alexander Cameron

1934                      Assistant Chief Constable David Warnock

1934                      Superintendent Joseph Peters

1935                      Assistant Chief Constable Donald McPherson

1936                      Detective Superintendent Walter Doherty

1941                      Superintendent Malcolm McCulloch

1945                      Superintendent G. R. Leith

1945                      Superintendent Duncan McPhedran

1947                      Superintendent Daniel McDonald

QUEEN’S POLICE MEDAL (Q.P.M.):

1954                      Superintendent G. MacLean

1954                      Superintendent R. King

1955                      Chief Superintendent M. Macleod

1956                      Chief Superintendent A. Munro

1957                      Chief Superintendent H. Murchison

1958                      Detective Chief Superintendent George Maclean

1959                      Detective Superintendent Alexander Brown

1961                      Chief Constable James A. Robertson

1961                      Superintendent J. R. Kelso

1962                      Chief Superintendent G. Birnie

1964                      Chief Superintendent W. A. White

1966                      Chief Superintendent W. T. Davies

1968                      Assistant Chief Constable W. Ratcliffe

1972                      Assistant Chief Constable W.M. Rae MA

1973                      Chief Superintendent J. Hamilton

1974                      Former Chief Superintendent A. McGarvey, GM

KING’S COMMENDATION FOR BRAVE CONDUCT:

1948                     Ex-Constable Robert McCall                                   Courage at tenement fire

1948                     Constable Edward Dick                                             Stopped a runaway horse

1950                     Constable Robert Dickson                                       Arrested an armed criminal

1950                     Constable Hugh Cranston                                        Arrested an armed criminal

1950                     Constable Thomas Mitchell                                    Arrested an armed criminal

1950                     Constable Colin Fraser                                              Arrested an armed criminal

QUEEN’S COMMENDATION FOR BRAVE CONDUCT:

1952                    Constable John MacLeod (posthumous)           Killed attempting arrest of armed man

1953                     Detective Constable Frederick Tiplady              Arrested an armed criminal

1954                     Sergeant James Robertson                                     Rescued woman from tenement

1954                     Constable John H. Leslie                                          Rescued man from River Clyde

1955                     Sergeant Robert Paterson                                        Rescued 2 women from fire

1955                     Constable Alexander Innes                                      Rescued 2 women from fire

1956                     Constable James McKerron                                    Rescued 2 children from fire

1956                     Ex-Constable David Watt                                          Prevented man from suicide

1962                     Constable John Gunn                                                Attempted arrest of armed criminal 

1966                     Constable Murdo Nicholson                                   Rescued woman from fire

1967                     Spec. Constable John Shaw                                   Attempted arrest of armed criminal 

1971                     Constable Jerome Cant                                            Arrested armed robber

1971                     Constable Alexander Leishman                            Arrested violent criminal

1971                     Constable Alexander Harper                                  Arrested violent criminal

1972                     Constable James Thomson                                    Arrested 2 armed criminals

1973                     P.W. Constable Vivian Tweedie                             Prevented woman from suicide

1974                     Constable George Harvey                                       Arrested armed criminal

1974                     Constable William Neill                                           Arrested armed criminal

1974                     Constable Edward McNeish                                  Arrested armed criminal

1974                     Constable James Oswald                                      Arrested armed criminal

SECRETARY OF STATE’S COMMENDATION FOR BRAVE CONDUCT:

1972                     Detective Sergeant Charles Miller

1972                     Constable John MacPhee

FOREIGN AWARDS:

1946                      Chief Constable Malcolm McCulloch                King Christian Medal (Denmark)

1946                      Lieutenant William Sutherland                          King Christian Medal (Denmark)

1947                     Chief Constable Malcolm McCulloch                Medal of Freedom (U.S.A.)

1948                     Chief Inspector William Sutherland                 King Haakon VII Cross (Norway)

       

 

 

KNIGHTHOOD:

1942      Chief Constable Percy J. Sillitoe C.B.E

1960     ex.Chief Constable Malcolm McCulloch C.B.E.

1968     Chief Constable James A. Robertson C.B.E.

GEORGE MEDAL (G.M.):

1941      Constable Archibald Walker            Rescue from bombed building

1966      Constable Thomas Baird                  Pursuing armed criminal

1966      Constable William Graham              Pursuing armed criminal

1970      Inspector Andrew Hyslop                 Attempting to arrest armed criminal

1970      Det. Constable  John Campbell     Disarmed/arrested armed criminal

COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (C.B.E.):

1936      Chief Constable Percy J. Sillitoe

1947      Chief Constable Malcolm McCulloch

1963      Chief Constable James A. Robertson

OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (O.B.E.):

1938       Assistant Chief Constable David Warnock

1947       Special Const. Commandant Capt. T.H.H. Warren

1951       Assistant Chief Constable Walter Doherty 

1966       Deputy Chief Constable George MacLean

1968       Chief Medical Officer Dr. James A. Imrie

1971       Chief Superintendent John Curdy

1974       Deputy Chief Constable James R. Kelso

MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE FOR GALLANTRY (M.B.E.):

1970         Chief Superintendent Malcolm Finlayson       Arrested an armed criminal

MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (M.B.E.):

1937        Detective Chief Superintendent William Ewing

1938        Superintendent Ewan McCaskill

1942        Superintendent Adam Fraser

1943        Special Superintendent Alexander Smith M.C.

1944        Assistant Chief Constable James Storrier

1949        Assistant Chief Constable James A. Robertson

1950        Superintendent John Boss

1953        Superintendent Fraser Farquharson

1960        Detective Chief Superintendent Robert Colquhoun

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY (B.E.M.):

1941         Constable Joseph Park                                               Rescued child from bombed building

1941         Constable John Stirling                                             Rescued child from bombed building

1944         Constable Malcolm MacDonald

1944         Special Sergeant John Kennaway

1952         Constable Andrew Crookshank                             Rescue from collapsing building

1952         Constable James Robertson                                   Courageous arrest of two violent criminals

1952          Constable James Stevenson                                  Courageous arrest of two violent criminals

1952          Constable Thomas McDonald                                Attempt arrest armed criminal

1952          Constable Charles Hill                                               Attempt arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable Alfred McNiven                                       Disarm/arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable Bernard Watson                                     Disarm/arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable Archibald Whyte                                    Attempted arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable David Taylor                                            Attempted arrest armed criminal

1954          Constable Thomas McShane                                Disarm/arrest armed criminal

1960          Constable James Gribben                                     Rescued trapped fireman

1962          Constable Thomas Watt                                         Arrested armed criminal in London

1970          Detective Sergeant Ian Smith                              Arrested armed criminal

1971          Constable Ian Harris                                                Arrested armed criminal

1973          Sergeant Peter Macrae                                           Arrested armed criminal

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL (B.E.M.):

1936          Detective Lieutenant Bertie Hammond

1939         Lieutenant Charles Fraser MC, DCM, MM

1943         Policewoman Sergeant Jean Malloy

1947         Policewoman Sergeant Janet Gray

1955         Policewoman Inspector Janet Beattie 

1961        Chief Inspector Charles Jack

1966        Inspector John Black

1970       Inspector William Winship

1975       Sergeant Robert McTaggart

KNIGHTHOOD:

1942      Chief Constable Percy J. Sillitoe C.B.E

1960     ex.Chief Constable Malcolm McCulloch C.B.E.

1968     Chief Constable James A. Robertson C.B.E.

GEORGE MEDAL (G.M.):

1941      Constable Archibald Walker            Rescue from bombed building

1966      Constable Thomas Baird                  Pursuing armed criminal

1966      Constable William Graham              Pursuing armed criminal

1970      Inspector Andrew Hyslop                 Attempting to arrest armed criminal

1970      Det. Constable  John Campbell     Disarmed/arrested armed criminal

COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (C.B.E.):

1936      Chief Constable Percy J. Sillitoe

1947      Chief Constable Malcolm McCulloch

1963      Chief Constable James A. Robertson

OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (O.B.E.):

1938       Assistant Chief Constable David Warnock

1947       Special Const. Commandant Capt. T.H.H. Warren

1951       Assistant Chief Constable Walter Doherty 

1966       Deputy Chief Constable George MacLean

1968       Chief Medical Officer Dr. James A. Imrie

1971       Chief Superintendent John Curdy

1974       Deputy Chief Constable James R. Kelso

MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE FOR GALLANTRY (M.B.E.):

1970         Chief Superintendent Malcolm Finlayson       Arrested an armed criminal

MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (M.B.E.):

1937        Detective Chief Superintendent William Ewing

1938        Superintendent Ewan McCaskill

1942        Superintendent Adam Fraser

1943        Special Superintendent Alexander Smith M.C.

1944        Assistant Chief Constable James Storrier

1949        Assistant Chief Constable James A. Robertson

1950        Superintendent John Boss

1953        Superintendent Fraser Farquharson

1960        Detective Chief Superintendent Robert Colquhoun

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY (B.E.M.):

1941         Constable Joseph Park                                               Rescued child from bombed building

1941         Constable John Stirling                                             Rescued child from bombed building

1944         Constable Malcolm MacDonald

1944         Special Sergeant John Kennaway

1952         Constable Andrew Crookshank                             Rescue from collapsing building

1952         Constable James Robertson                                   Courageous arrest of two violent criminals

1952          Constable James Stevenson                                  Courageous arrest of two violent criminals

1952          Constable Thomas McDonald                                Attempt arrest armed criminal

1952          Constable Charles Hill                                               Attempt arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable Alfred McNiven                                       Disarm/arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable Bernard Watson                                     Disarm/arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable Archibald Whyte                                    Attempted arrest armed criminal

1953          Constable David Taylor                                            Attempted arrest armed criminal

1954          Constable Thomas McShane                                Disarm/arrest armed criminal

1960          Constable James Gribben                                     Rescued trapped fireman

1962          Constable Thomas Watt                                         Arrested armed criminal in London

1970          Detective Sergeant Ian Smith                              Arrested armed criminal

1971          Constable Ian Harris                                                Arrested armed criminal

1973          Sergeant Peter Macrae                                           Arrested armed criminal

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL (B.E.M.):

1936          Detective Lieutenant Bertie Hammond

1939         Lieutenant Charles Fraser MC, DCM, MM

1943         Policewoman Sergeant Jean Malloy

1947         Policewoman Sergeant Janet Gray

1955         Policewoman Inspector Janet Beattie 

1961        Chief Inspector Charles Jack

1966        Inspector John Black

1970       Inspector William Winship

1975       Sergeant Robert McTaggart

Constable Donald MacLeod (1913 & 1916)

Constable MacLeod was recommended for two separate acts of gallantry in saving the lives of persons who had fallen into Glasgow Docks.
The incidents took place in 1913 and 1916. On both occasions he entered the water at great risk to himself.
Exact details of these incidents have not been found.
(London Gazette 1.1.1917)

Constable William Tait Brown (1916 & 1917)

Constable WIlliam Brown On 21 January 1916, Constable Brown showed conspicuous gallantry in saving the life of a woman who had attempted suicide by throwing herself into the River Clyde. Constable Brown entered the water and swam out 50 yards to reach her. He then brought her to the river bank despite the temperature being very cold and the river fast flowing.
On 25 September 1917, Constable Brown dived from a bridge into the River Clyde to rescue a drowning man. For these two rescues, he was awarded the KPM. (London Gazette 1.1.1918)