Lot 556 , An Air Force Cross group of 9 medals to Sir Archibald Frederick Hordern C.B.E.
An Air Force Cross group of 9 medals to Sir Archibald Frederick Hordern C.B.E. comprising A.F.C (1940), O.St.J, K.P.M, WW1 trio, D.M, 1935 jubilee and 1937 Coronation.
Sir Archibald Frederick Hordern was born on 15 June 1889.
He was educated at Cheltenham College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and at Royal Military College, Sandhurst.1 He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the South Staffordshire Regiment. He fought in the First World War between 1914 and 1919 and gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force. He was decorated with the award of the Air Force Cross. He was Chief Constable of the East Riding, Yorkshire between 1926 and 1934 and held the office of Chief Constable of Cheshire between 1934 and 1935. He held the office of Chief Constable of Lancashire between 1935 and 1950. He was invested as a Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1942. He was invested as a Knight Bachelor in 1946. He became a Liveryman of the Coachmakers' and Coach Harness Makers' Company. He was decorated with the award of the King's Police Medal (K.P.M.) and was invested as an Officer, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (O.St.J.) He died on 17 April 1950 at age 60.
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