BRITISH COLONIAL POLICE ROLL OF HONOUR
World peace-keeping is nothing new for the United Kingdom, whether through the formation to break-up of Empire, or by mandate of the League of Nations (1919-1946) and United Nations (1945 on), British police officers have led and served in forces throughout the world. Many lost their lives, often alongside native colleagues, carrying out their duties for their country and for other countries. How many died is not known, certainly hundreds, perhaps thousands.
Most are now forgotten except by their few surviving comrades.
We aim to remember all fallen British police officers, no matter where or when they served.
Colonial Police Forces
British Police officers have served, and died, at various times in Police Forces of the following countries while British Colonies, Protectorates, Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories (This list is not exhaustive).
(Those forces with Rolls of Honour currently on-line are highlighted - click name to view Roll)
Acknowledgements & Links
Organisations with an interest in Colonial Policing
and British police casualties overseas
We are indebted to these
organisations, their founders and staff, for work already carried out in
this area to remember our fallen officers world wide, which has made our task
Britains Small Wars - The History of British Military Conflicts since 1945 - Dedicated to the Men and Women who served in Forgotten conflicts - India, Palestine, Malaya, Korea, Suez Canal, Kenya, Cyprus, Suez 1956, Borneo, Vietnam, Aden, Radfan, Oman, Dhofar, Northern Ireland, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and more.
Find a Grave - Find A Grave is a resource for finding the final resting place of family, friends, and 'famous' individuals. With millions of names and photos, it is an invaluable tool for the genealogist and family history buff.
Find A Grave memorials can contain rich content including photos, biographies and dates.
It includes war cemeteries and others containing police graves world-wide.
British Forces in Palestine - This site is dedicated to the Veterans of a vicious war which is largely ignored. The focus is on the last years of the Mandate but also included are memories of Egypt and some war service, as well as experiences of non-British participants and a little background to give context.
British Palestine Police Association (formerly Palestine Police Old Comrades Association) - An Association for all who served in the Palestine Police,
their families, relatives and descendants and anyone interested in the history and heritage of the Palestine Police Force during the British Mandate 1920-1948. (Contact us for further information).
Roll-of-Honour.com - This site is dedicated to those men and women who fell fighting for their country. Contains numerous military Rolls of Honour from the two world wars and other conflicts. Includes some colonial police.
The War Graves Photographic Project - Their aim is to photograph every war grave, individual memorial, MoD grave, and family memorial of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day and make these available within a searchable database. Includes colonial police graves.