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Superintendent George Argo - Aberdeenshire Constabulary & Scottish North Eastern Counties Constabulary

Medals to Superintendent George Argo

George John Argo was born at Newmacher in the County of Aberdeen on 19 September 1895. He was the son of a Publican and his wife.

 

He served in the Gordon Highlanders as Private S/15948 from5 November 1915 to 22 January 1919 and his Medal Index Card (MIC) confirms his entitlement to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

He joined Aberdeenshire Constabulary as a Probationary Constable on 10 February 1919 at Cults Police station, just outside the City of Aberdeen, shortly after leaving the Army.

 

He served at the Police Stations shown below: 

 

Date

 

Police Station

10 February 1919

Cults Police Station, Aberdeen Division

 

3 June 1920

Fraserburgh Police Station

 

17 November 1920

Peterhead Police Station

 

22 April 1925

Insch Police Station

 

21 October 1931

Cults Police Station

 

16 December 1934

Headquarters

Promoted to Sergeant – 16 December 1934

Promoted to Inspector – 6 August 1944

 

16 May 1945

Peterhead Division

Promoted to Superintendent – 16 May 1949 - The day Scottish North Eastern Counties Constabulary was formed.

 

 

SNECC was formed on 16 May 1949 in an amalgamation of Aberdeenshire Constabulary, Banffshire Constabulary, Kincardineshire Constabulary and Moray and Nairn Constabulary.

  

Superintendent Argo was awarded the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 2 November 1951. 

 

He was awarded the Coronation Medal on 2 June 1953. 

 

The documentary evidence for both exists. 

 

George John Argo retired on 19 November 1955. He died aged 75 on 24 June, 1970 at Aboyne Hospital, Aberdeenshire  

 

Superintendent Argo is entitled to the BWM and VM but his medals are missing, (the BWM and VM above are copies for illustration only). Please look at the Medals Wanted section for further details. Thank you. 

 

 

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