Police Roll of Honour - Lest We Forget

Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty

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In Memory of British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty

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Deaths by Enemy Action while Off Duty
or where Duty Status is Unknown

During wartime enemy air raids it was common for off duty police officers to assist with Civil Defence work, thereby placing themselves on duty. The names of those identified as having lost their lives in such circumstances are contained in the main Roll of Honour. Below are listed the names of regular and auxiliary police officers who lost their lives by enemy action and who are known to have been off duty or have not been identified as on duty. A number of them may have lost their lives in the above circumstances but it is impossible to say how many.

Names of all war dead including those killed by enemy action in air raids and those killed on military service 1914-1918 & 1939-1945 are recorded within the wartime
Roll of Honour at Westminster Abbey.


LEST WE FORGET


 WRC Henry John S. Edwards

Died 9 September 1940, aged 38

WRC George Henry Nottage

Died 10 September 1940, aged 55

WRC George Alexander Hall

Died 15 September1940, aged 26

PC Leonard Knowles

Died 16 September1940, aged 47

PC Percy Edwin Looker

Died 19 September1940, aged 30

WRC George Ian Sangster

Died 21 September1940, aged 26

PC Ronald Ernest Aylett, 27

WRC John Edward Blackeby, 31

Died 23 September 1940

WRC Coronation George Elmer

Died 24 September 1940, aged 29

WRC Joseph Davis

Died 26 September1940, aged 30

SC Frederick Garnish

Died 27 September1940, aged 37

D/Sgt William Scott, 32

WRC Stanley Edward Bullworthy, 44

PC Edward Joseph Ryan, 21

Died 2 October 1940

WRC Frederick Guy Lawrence

Died 3 October 1940, aged 42

SC Leslie Guy Cresswell

Died 7 October 1940, aged 32

SC Arthur Overend, 31

WRC Harry Goodman, 33

SC Leonard Theophilus Sulway, 31

Died 9 October 1940

PC Douglas Weir

Died 10 October 1940, aged 22

WRC Kenneth Colin Macdonald, 27

RPS Stanley Hankins, 50

Insp Theodore C. Hankin-Turvin, 26

Died 11 October 1940

WRC Walter Denby

Died 15 October 1940, aged 51

WRC Leonard Gordon Cowell

Died 17 October 1940, aged 23

PC Edward Lionel Castleton

Died 19 October 1940, aged 24

WRC Noel William Govett, 30

SC Herbert Lucas, 31

Died 20 October 1940

PC Samuel Bridges

Died 22 October 1940, aged 34

WRC Karl George F. Friman

Died 25 October 1940, aged 37

WRC Reginald Alfred Hall

Died 27 October 1940, aged 49

SC Leonard John Elwell

Died 29 October 1940, aged 37

SC Charles Leslie Bond

Died 31 October1940, aged 48

WRC Henry John West

Died 8 November 1940, aged 38

RPS James Holt

Died 11 November 1940, aged 51

PC John Doyle

Died 12 November 1940, aged 48

SC Clifford Charles Tilberry

Died 13 November 1940, aged 27

WRC William Lawrence Blake

Died 16 November 1940, aged 28

S/Sgt Richard Edward Jones, 49

WRC Philip Frank Nye, 32

SC Alfred Gordon Walker, 30

Died 29 November 1940

SC John Greenslade

Died 4 December 1940, aged 42

S/Insp William Cecil Bone

Died 8 December 1940, aged 36

WRC Harry Stuart Stagg

Died 2 January 1941, aged 44

PC Sidney James Coveney

Died 7 January 1941, aged 40

PC Andrew Darling Watters

Died 11 January 1941, aged 23

PC Leonard Adamson

Died 12 January 1941, aged 46

PC George Carlyle Martyn

Died 29 January 1941, aged 31

SC Sir Vyvyan Donald Cory (Bart)

Died 17 March 1941, aged 34

WRC Leonard Henry Warsap, 35

WRC William John Stephens, 39

Died 19 March 1941

PC William David Henry Bentley

Died 22 March 1941, aged 33

WRC Stanley Thomas F. Mordey

Died 16 April 1941, aged 38

PC George Henry Caleb Willis, 37

WRC Henry Croft, 38

PC Walter Edward Rogers, 22

WRC Cyril Edward Kaye, 31

WRC Henry Moulton, 46

Died 17 April 1941

A/Sgt Leonard Patrick Ives, 32

PC Benjamin Surflen Wathen, 29

WRC Thomas Frederick Russell, 38

SC Percy Bull, 48

WRC John Charles Collett, 40

Died 19 April 1941

PC Archibald Robert Wishart

Died 20 April 1941 aged 44

SC Arthur John North

Died 10 May 1941, aged 37

WRC George Albert Varney, 29

SC Richard Thomas Cobb, 40

Insp Alec Harley, 36

WRC Allan Jabez Place, 53

WRC William Golden Stewart, 35

WRC William Dennis Walton, 37

Died 11 May 1941

WRC James Betteridge

Died 12 May 1941, aged 53

PC Frank Charles Cooper

Died 13 May 1941, aged 39

WRC Ernest George Dove

Died 28 July 1941, aged 31

PC Albert Edward Burns

Died 17 January 1943, aged 45

WRC Nelson Hickmott

Died 12 March 1943, aged 37

S/Sgt John Hinder Russ

Died 22 October 1943, aged 60

PC Walter Edward Elsdon

Died 19 February 1944, aged 47

WRC Albert William James Mason

Died 23 February 1944, aged 37

SC John Alfred Dennis

Died 24 February 1944, aged 49

PC Richard Radcliffe, 34

PC William Albert Steffens, 44

Died 22 March 1944

WRC Charles Jonathan Durrant

Died 16 June 1944, aged 40

WRC Dick Scrivener

Died 17 June 1944, aged 31

PC Eric Lindsay Cox

Died 23 June 1944, aged 44

PC James John Murrell, 44

PC Joseph Gordon Dunn, 41

SC Percival Walter Timbrell, 44

Died 29 June 1944

PC Frederick Ralph Haseman

Died 30 June 1944, aged 37

PC Thomas Hubbard

Died 1 July 1944, aged 37

SC Charles James Dove

Died 3 July 1944, aged 42

D/Sgt Albert Edward Smith

Died 6 July 1944, aged 51

WRC Edward Alexander Mason

Died 7 July 1944 , aged 43

PC George Arthur Lord, 42

RPC William James Moir, 60

Died 9 July 1944

SC Leonard Morton, 43

PC Harold Robert Heath, 49

Died 17 July 1944

PC Alfred John Green

Died 27 July 1944, aged 51

WRC Leslie Burns Hayes

Died 28 July 1944, aged 36

PC Albert Henry Marsh Shephard

Died 29 July 1944, aged 41

SC Geoffrey Chalmers T. Brooks

Died 15 August 1944, aged 36

WRC Arthur Robert Harvey, 42

WRC Alfred Frank Cranefield, 38

Died 21 August 1944

WRC Albert Edward Bragg

Died 29 August 1944, aged 35

RPC George Phipps Routhorn

Died 25 November 1944, aged 25

WRC Arthur Edward Howell

Died 27 January 1945, aged 41

PC William Cyril G. Edmonds

Died 26 February 1945, aged 47

Sgt John Brownhill

Died 6 March 1945, aged 38


LEST WE FORGET


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