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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METROPOLITAN POLICE

1900 - 1939

The following officers are  included, with additional details, in the Book of
Remembrance at the
Metropolitan Police Memorial at the Peel Centre, Hendon,
which was dedicated by Her Majesty The Queen in 2001.

Names highlighted in bold are also included in the Roll of Honour at New Scotland Yard of officers who lost their lives carrying out dangerous duties or acts of gallantry since 1920.


LEST WE FORGET


 PC George Stephen Funnell

Died 2 January 1900, aged 33

Fatally burned rescuing three women in a fire at a public house.


PC Ernest William Beckwith

Died 21 January 1900, aged 33

Died of disease from injuries received in execution of his duty.


PC William Goulder

Died 1 April 1900, aged 40

Drowned when he fell in the river patrolling his beat on a foggy night.


PC Richard Henry John Crabb

Died 19 May 1900, aged 31

Died as a result of injuries received in the execution of his duty.


PC George Cooke

Died 26 June 1900, aged 47

Died from a ruptured blood vessel by shouting at a sleeping carman.


PC Henry John Jiggins

Died 14 July 1900, aged 37

Died of disease from injuries received in execution of his duty.


PC Ernest Thompson

Died 1 December 1900, aged 32

Fatally stabbed by a man he had moved on at a street disturbance.


PC Frederick James Kidd

Died 26 December 1900, aged 23

Found drowned in a dock while on his beat in the early hours.


PC Robert Smith

Died 5 April 1901, aged 48

Died of disease from injuries received in execution of his duty.


PC James Newbold

Died 8 October 1901, aged 40

Drowned when he fell overboard from a police steam launch.


Sgt Neil MacDougall

Died 2 November 1901, aged 36

Fatally wounded when accidentally shot during police revolver practice.


D/Sgt James Charles William Brown

Died 13 April 1902, aged 39

Suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage while on his way to make an arrest.


DC John Pickering

Died 24 August 1902, aged 30

Died of disease from injuries received in execution of his duty.


PC Arthur John Wilkins Healey

Died 13 September 1902, aged 30

Fatally injured in a fall through a glass roof while checking premises.


Sgt Frank Walter Osborne

Died 5 March 1903, aged 46

Fatally injured in a collision with a horse and cart while cycling to duty.


Sgt Henry George Morris

Died 6 June 1903, aged 41

Died of disease from injuries received in execution of his duty.


PC William Henry Campbell

Died 19 June 1903, aged 32

Died as a result of injuries received when crushed on crowd control.


PC James Joseph Wheatley

Died 23 June 1903, aged 40

Found drowned in the river but how he got into the water is not known.


PC George Cake

Died 11 October 1903, aged 42

Died from head injuries when he accidentally fell while on his beat.


PC Leonard Russell

Died 13 November 1904, aged 34

Collapsed and died while in the act of arresting a man for drunkenness.


PC James Frederick Macey

Died 13 December 1904, aged 24

Collapsed and died following the arrest of a drunken woman.


Sgt Thomas William Perry

Died 20 May 1905, aged 46

Collapsed and died of heart failure after arresting two drunken men.


PC Arthur John Sims

Died 10 July 1905, aged 36

Collapsed and died after falling down some steps on his beat.


PC William Percy Croft

Died 9 September 1905, aged 28

Died of injuries received when he fell into a pit while chasing burglars.


PC Frederick Paul Mellars

Died 6 January 1907, aged 44

Beaten by a gang from which he never recovered dying of disease.


Sgt John Clark

Died 29 January 1908, aged 39

Collapsed and died after policing the King's procession to Parliament.


Sgt James Benjamin Paterson

Died 21 June 1908, aged 53

Collapsed and died of heart failure parading for duty at the station.


D/Sgt Alfred Barton

Died 31 August 1908, aged 47

Found drowned whilst engaged on enquiries at Portsmouth Dockyard.


PC George Rolfe

Died 5 September 1908, aged 45

Fatally injured when he accidentally collided with a man while cycling.


PC Joseph Williamson

Died 9 December 1908, aged 38

Died of head injuries received in 1907 when kicked during an arrest.


PC William Frederick Tyler

Died 23 January 1909, aged 31

Shot dead while pursuing two gunmen after an armed robbery.


PC Henry Perrett

Died 23 January 1911, aged 46

Died suddenly from heart failure while on duty at Kensington Palace.


PC John Brand

Died 6 February 1911, aged 46

Collapsed and died on duty after the State Opening of Parliament.


PC Charlie Kent

Died 13 September 1911, aged 31

Collapsed and died of heart failure on night duty in Whitehall Division.


PC Frederick William Free

Died 30 October 1911, aged 34

Drowned when knocked in a canal while operating a security boom.


PC Charles William Soanes

Died 21 April 1912, aged 33

Collapsed and died on his beat in the early hours in Bermondsey.


Insp Alfred Edward Deeks

Died 5 May 1912, aged 44

Collapsed and died dispersing boys causing nuisance outside a chapel.


Sgt Walter James Heath

Died 1 September 1912, aged 40

Fatally injured when accidentally shot unloading a police revolver.


Sgt George Ernest Spooner

Died 10 January 1913, aged 34

Fell overboard and drowned when a police motor boat struck a barge.


PC David Stotesbury

Died 31 May 1913, aged 44

Died as a result of injuries received in 1896 when kicked by a prisoner.


Ch/In Francis Harry Rolfe

Died 26 July 1914, aged 45

Died from injuries received in a fall over a rope barrier while on duty.


SC Harry W. Wood

Died 2 September 1914, aged 46

Collapsed and died of heart failure while on duty at Carshalton.


PC George Johnson

Died 17 September 1914, aged 44

Fatally injured when accidentally knocked down by a train.


SC James John Christopher Potts

Died 31 October 1914, aged 56

Collapsed and died assisting to arrest a violent man while off duty.


RPC William Henry Edwards

Died 1 December 1914, aged 49

Killed when knocked off his bicycle by a car outside the police station.


SC John Edward Quinnell

Died 11 December 1914, aged 36

Found drowned after being missed on duty at a river pumping station.


PC Alfred Thomas Smith

Died 20 December 1914, aged 34

Died as a result of injuries received in the execution of his duty.


SC George Eli Fowler

Died 21 January 1915, aged 49

Killed when accidentally run over by a car while going on duty.


SC George John Wiley

Died 4 March 1915, aged 57

Collapsed and died when he went to assist a grounded army bi-plane.


DC Alfred Young KPM

Died 14 July 1915, aged 36

Shot dead attempting to arrest a wanted man he knew to be armed.


SC Alexander Addison Marnie

Died 11 September 1915, aged 52

Killed when he slipped between a wharf and a vessel while on patrol.


SC Harry William Causbrook

Died 14 October 1915, aged 37

Fatally injured by a bomb reporting for duty in an enemy Zeppelin air raid.


SC Thomas Joseph Pinchon

Died 13 October 1915, aged 24

Killed by a bomb reporting for duty during an enemy Zeppelin air raid.


SC Edwin Henry A. Newman

Died 29 October 1915, aged 55

Run down by a train while crossing the railway line on a foggy night.


PC George William Saunders

Died 26 February 1916, aged 38

Medically retired in 1913 after injury on duty and died of heart failure.


D/Sgt Matthew McLoughlin

Died 5 June 1916, aged 37

Drowned in the sinking of HMS Hampshire on Special Branch duty.


PC Harold Frank Ricketts

Died 11 September 1916, aged 23

Drowned when attempting to rescue a boy from a river while on holiday.


SC William Alfred Ellis

Died 17 September 1916, aged 56

Drowned when he fell in the canal while on patrol on a stormy night.


DCI Alfred William Ward

Died 5 September 1916, aged 50

Killed by a bomb at Scotland Yard during an enemy Zeppelin air raid.


Insp Daniel Hubbard

Died 3 October 1916, aged 40

Killed on patrol when he his cycle skidded and he was hit by a bus.


PC Edward George B. Greenoff

Died 28 January 1917, aged 30

Fatally injured while evacuating the area of a burning munitions factory.

Posthumously awarded the King's Police Medal for Gallantry.


PC Lawrence James Quibell

Died 16 March 1917, aged 24

Fatally injured in a road accident in the Rosyth Dockyard fire engine.


PC Alfred Smith

Died 13 June 1917, aged 37

Killed by a bomb while evacuating the street during an enemy air raid.


PC Michael Donovan

Died 12 October 1917, aged 26

Drowned when he fell in a dock while on patrol on a stormy night.


St/Sgt William James Wheeler

Died 11 November 1917, aged 44

Took his own life while insane as a result of injuries received on duty.


PC John Edwin Settrington

Died 17 December 1917, aged 31

Died as a result of injuries received in the execution of his duty.


SC Henry Willis Shields King

Died 18 December 1917, aged 38

Killed by a bomb while reporting for duty during an enemy air raid.


A/Sgt Henry William Sawyer

Died 16 February 1918, aged 36

Died from head injuries received when assaulted during an arrest.


PC William Peck

Died 20 February 1918, aged 42

Died as a result of injuries received in the execution of his duty.


PC George Henry Richard Judge

Died 25 February 1918, aged 57

Fatally injured on night duty when struck by a car, which failed to stop.


D/Sgt Charles Richard Lee

Died 3 March 1918, aged 41

Died as a result of injuries received in the execution of his duty.


PC James Owen Hardy KPM

Died 26 April 1918, aged 46

Killed in a fall off a cycle never fully recovered from an earlier assault.

Awarded the King's Police Medal for Gallantry in 1918 before his death.


PC Herbert Berry

Died 3 June 1918, aged 46

Collapsed and died as a result of injuries received during an arrest.


PC Edward William Swan

Died 1 November 1918, aged 38

Fatally injured when run over by an army lorry while on point duty.


PC Frederick William Lambert

Died 7 April 1919, aged 40

Fatally injured attempting to stop a runaway horse and trap.


St/Sgt Thomas Green

Died 18 June 1919, aged 51

Fatally injured when bludgeoned in a mob attack on Epsom Police Station.


PC Frank Bryant KPM

Died 19 August 1919, aged 41

Died from injuries received in 1918 while rescuing a lunatic from drowning.

Awarded the King's Police Medal for Gallantry in 1919 before his death.


PC Frederick James Beeson

Died 29 August 1919, aged 51

Died as a result of injuries received in the execution of his duty.


Ch/In Frederick James Rivett

Died 5 September 1919, aged 47

Fatally injured when thrown from his horse being frightened in traffic.


PC Thomas Eldred B. Rowland

Died 25 December 1919, aged 23

Died from a fractured skull after he was assaulted attempting an arrest.


PC Page Mayes Janeway

Died 2 February 1920, aged 45

Died of cancer believed aggravated by injury in the Epsom Police riot.


Sgt Alfred James Tyler

Died 2 February 1920, aged 46

Fatally injured when knocked down by a motor van while on patrol.


PC James Kelly

Died 22 February 1920, aged 34

Shot and fatally wounded pursuing an armed burglar he disturbed at Acton.


PC William Hoar

Died 5 March 1920, aged 36

Collapsed and died in the street after being relieved from point duty.


D/Sgt William Cecil Roberts

Died 7 July 1920, aged 46

Collapsed and died of heart failure returning ill from duties in Scotland.


PC William Henry Baseby

Died 28 January 1921, aged 31

Killed in a bicycle accident while travelling home on duty.


PC David Henry Wroth

Died 20 April 1921, aged 49

Died of disease as a result of an accidental injury received on duty.


PC William George Hallett

Died 28 December 1921, aged 23

Fatally injured while on patrol when hit by a drunk driver in a stolen car.


PC John Thomas Johnstone

Died 5 May 1922, aged 36

Took his own life while of unsound mind as a result of injury on duty.


PC Albert Ernest Cordwell

Died 17 February 1923, aged 49

Died of disease as a result of injury received in execution of his duty.


PC Edward Lock

Died 19 July 1924, aged 47

Fatally injured when knocked down by a car after stopping a cyclist.


PC Arthur Owen Holdaway

Died 10 October 1924, aged 35

Died of injuries received when hit by a tram while regulating traffic.


PC John Lloyd

Died 18 December 1925, aged 52

Died as a result of injuries received in the execution of his duty.


PC Victor James Wilson

Died 13 January 1926, aged 33

Died of disease as a result of injury received in execution of his duty.


Sgt Tom Ivor Whitney

Died 21 March 1926, aged 41

Died of disease as a result of injury received in execution of his duty.


PC Thomas Edmund Moulton

Died 7 June 1927, aged 44

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while on bicycle patrol.


Sgt Leonard Carter

Died 5 August 1927, aged 35

Killed in a fall down an unprotected shaft checking insecure premises.


PC Edwin Percy Cook

Died 7 October 1927, aged 33

Killed by fumes trying to rescue two men collapsed down a manhole.


St/Sgt Anthony Sullivan

Died 11 December 1927, aged 37

Fatally injured when knocked down by a car while on foot patrol at Brixton


PC Sidney Ernest Eldridge

Died 5 March 1928, aged 33

Fatally injured in a collision with a lorry while cycling to go on duty.


PC Raymond Cyril Mitchell

Died 26 July 1928, aged 29

Fatally injured when struck by a motorcycle while on point duty.


PC David Brotherstone Cleghorn

Died 10 September 1928, aged 25

Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident while travelling to duty.


PC Samuel Henry Luscombe

Died 11 September 1928, aged 39

Killed in an accident when hit by a car while cycling home from duty.


Insp Arthur Victor Tullett

Died 12 January 1929, aged 41

Killed on plain clothes motorcycle patrol when struck a lorry.


PC David Fleming Ford

Died 14 March 1929, aged 22

Fatally injured when he fell through a glass roof while pursuing burglars.


PC John Arthur Self

Died 23 August 1929, aged 44

Fatally injured when knocked to the ground while questioning a suspect.


PC William George Benton

Died 18 September 1929, aged 47

Died as a result of injuries received on traffic duty when hit by a car.


PC Henry James Mullins

Died 15 March 1930, aged 41

Found drowned in the river nearby where he had been on point duty.


PC Harry Falshaw-Skelly

Died 26 May 1930, aged 22

Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident while travelling to duty.


PC Arthur Lawes

Died 16 August 1930, aged 27

Fatally injured attempting to stop a stolen car, which ran him down.


PC William George Ware

Died 6 March 1931, aged 42

Drowned when his police motor patrol boat was hit by a steam tug.


PC Walter Roland Thompson

Died 12 May 1931, aged 43

Killed in a road accident at while cycling home from court.


Sgt Walter Norman Savage

Died 29 May 1931, aged 37

Fatally injured while cycling home from duty when struck by a car.


PC George William Allen, 27

PC Harry Cautherley, 28

Died 28 November 1931

Killed when their police motorcycle combination crashed in a pursuit.


Sgt Albert Frank Burge

Died 6 June 1932, aged 47

Following the violent arrest of two gunmen he became ill and died.


PC Frederick William Percy

Died 14 March 1933, aged 24

Fatally injured on point duty when a cab failed to stop for his signal.


PC Sidney Leslie George Bird

Died 25 July 1933, aged 22

Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident while going off night duty.


PC Albert Ernest Packer

Died 23 November 1933, aged 35

Died of disease as a result of injury received in execution of his duty.


Sgt Harold Victor Glasby

Died 2 July 1934, aged 35

Drowned while saving his wife and two sons when their boat capsized.


PC James Robert Carter

Died 10 November 1934, aged 44

Fatally injured on point duty at night when knocked down by a car.


PC George McGowan Bruce

Died 27 December 1934, aged 50

Knocked down and killed by a car whilst cycling to his last night duty.


PC James Warrender Thomson

Died 7 September 1935, aged 32

Killed trying to clear a crowd from the path of an out of control lorry.

Posthumously awarded the King's Police Medal for Gallantry.


PC Henry Arthur Groves

Died 5 November 1935, aged 42

Fatally injured when thrown from his horse while on mounted patrol.


PC Joseph Diboll

Died 22 November 1935, aged 45

Collapsed and died of heart failure after assisting an injured woman.


PC Joseph Alfred Allaway

Died 14 March 1936, aged 43

Killed on bicycle patrol at night when struck by a speeding car.


PC Robert William Pester

Died 7 June 1937, aged 33

Fatally injured when knocked down by a car whilst cycling to duty.


PC Frederick John Stevens

Died 10 June 1937, aged 43

Fatally injured in a road accident while cycling home from duty.


PC Bernard Tutt

Died 26 June 1937, aged 40

Fatally injured saving children from a vehicle mounting the pavement.


St/Sgt Frederick William Parncutt, 44

PC Albert Arthur Taylor, 29

Died 10 November 1937

Drowned when their patrol boat was struck by a steam tug at night.


PC James Hicks

Died 26 April 1938, aged 60

Died as a result of a injury received in the execution of his duty.


PC George Thomas Shepherd

Died 9 November 1938, aged 39

Killed attempting to arrest the driver of a stolen car who drove away.


PC William Hall

Died 17 January 1939, aged 28

Fatally injured when struck by car while in full uniform cycling to duty.


PC George Rodney Southworth

Died 4 September 1939, aged 25

Killed in a fall from a building trying to extinguish a light in the blackout.


RPS William Donald Huggins

Died 5 November 1939, aged 56

Killed when hit by a car whilst cycling in uniform to report for duty.


WRC Israel Abrahams

alias John Morgan

Died 8 November 1939, aged 40

Fatally injured while on his beat when hit by a tram in the blackout.


PC Ronald William Vigour

Died 20 November 1939, aged 29

Fatally injured cycling home from duty when knocked down by a lorry. 


LEST WE FORGET


 

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