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

1940 - 1945

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


1940 - 1945 Deaths from other than Enemy Action


PC William George Morgan

Died 29 February 1940, aged 47

Killed when hit by a bus in the blackout cycling to report for duty.


PC Edwin Charles Castle

Died 5 June 1940, aged 47

Found collapsed in a Police Box at Carshalton and died of heart failure.


WRC Jack William Avery

Died 6 July 1940, aged 28

Fatally stabbed by a suspect he was interrogating in Hyde Park.


WRC Ernest Christopher George Valentine Taylor

Died 20 September 1940, aged 34

Killed in a fall from a wall trying to extinguish a light during an air raid.


PC Henry Thomas Brooks

Died 30 September 1940, aged 47

Killed by the accidental discharge of a revolver on shift handover.


PC Alexander McKinnon

Died 24 October 1940, aged 37

Killed in a road traffic accident whilst on motorcycle patrol duty.


WRC Douglas Hugh G. Van-Den-Bossche

Died 3 November 1940, aged 37

Fatally injured cycling home after night duty in collision with a car.


S/Sgt Herbert George Ross-Myring

Died 11 November 1940, aged 35

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


SC Bertie Samuel Walter Marzetti

Died 6 January 1941, aged 26

Fatally injured on bicycle patrol when hit by a lorry in the blackout.


Sub-Div Insp John Henry Carter

Died 15 July 1941, aged 47

Collapsed and died giving evidence at the North London Police Court.


SC William Joseph Sutch

Died 15 September 1941, aged 25

Fatally injured in a motorcycle crash riding to duty in the blackout.


SC Arthur Cecil Guest

Died 16 October 1941, aged 39

Fatally wounded when accidentally shot during firearms instruction.


PC Henry Howard Tripp

Died 7 April 1942, aged 49

Found dead beside his cycle having apparently collapsed going on duty.


Sgt Edwin Charles Towers

Died 24 September 1942, aged 49

Fatally injured in an accident whilst travelling on the prison van.


S/Sgt William Grout

Died 6 December 1942, aged 56

Killed in a road accident while cycling home from duty at night.


PC Harry Pickett

Died 15 May 1943, aged 51

Killed when struck by a passing lorry while questioning a suspect.


PC Walter Charles Tralau

Died 27 January 1944, aged 34

Fatally injured on cycle patrol when hit by a vehicle in the blackout.


PC Henry Charles Ernest Howell

Died 27 April 1944, aged 45

Fatally injured on bicycle patrol in the blackout when hit by an lorry.


D/Sgt Harry Joseph Battley

Died 1 February 1945, aged 36

Killed in an aeroplane crash off Lampedusa on special branch duty.


1940-1945 Deaths resulting from Enemy Action during Wartime Air Raids.


SC Charles James Emes, 33

WRC Charles Richard Scutt, 41

Died 26 August 1940

Both killed by a bomb explosion while on patrol during an enemy air raid.


PC George Henry Aldred

Died 8 September 1940, aged 32

Killed on duty during in an air raid when a bomb struck Putney station.


PC William Clarence Locke, 36

S/Sub-Insp Herbert James Patrick Linkins, 30

S/Sgt George Alfred Martin, 40

SC Ronald Percy Lewis, 26

Died 9 September 1940

All killed when a bomb hit Greenwich Police Station during an air raid.


Stn/Sgt  Wilfred John Chilcott

Died 9 September 1940, aged 46

Killed on duty during in an air raid when a second bomb struck Putney station.


PC William Stephen Waistell

Died 12 September 1940, aged 28

Fatally injured by a bomb explosion cycling to duty in an enemy air raid.


SC Leonard Francis Clarke

Died 16 September 1940, aged 28

Fatally injured by a bomb explosion guarding a disabled enemy aircraft.


PC Horace Edward Andrews

Died 17 September 1940, aged 34

Fatally injured by a bomb explosion on duty during an enemy air raid.


WRC Reginald Frederick Block

Died 17 September 1940, aged 46

Died as a result of injuries received during an enemy air attack.


PC Edgar Gerald Benjamin Price

Died 25 September 1940, aged 29

Killed by a bomb when, off duty, he went to help in an enemy air raid.


Sgt Herbert Charles Paisley

Died 25 September 1940, aged 48

Killed by a delayed action bomb evacuating a house in an air raid.


D/Sgt Frank Truscott Collins

Died 25 September 1940, aged 34

Fatally injured when a parachute mine fell at West End Central.


WRC Charles Henry James Huck

Died 26 September 1940, aged 35

Fatally injured in an air raid when he left a shelter to investigate a fire.


PC Hubert Raymond Church Pryce

Died 26 September 1940, aged 26

Fatally injured by a bomb explosion on duty during an enemy air raid.


DC Bernard McLaughlin

Died 28 September 1940, aged 27

PC Reginald William Stanbridge

Died 1 October 1940, aged 35

Fatally injured when a parachute mine fell at West End Central.


PC William Henry Richards

Died 3 October 1940, aged 36

Fatally injured by a bomb explosion on duty during an enemy air raid.


WRC Arthur William Gurr Thorburn

Died 4 October 1940, aged 55

Killed by a delayed action bomb guarding an area after an air raid.


PC George Walker MM

Died 13 October 1940, aged 53

Fatally injured on duty by a gas main explosion following an enemy air attack.


WRC Thomas Robert Pickett

Died 15 October 1940, aged 39

Fatally injured by a bomb explosion during an enemy air attack.


WRC William David Collier, 37

WRC Charles Neville Squires, 39

Died 16 October 1940

Killed together by a land mine explosion during an enemy air attack.


PC Charles Lionel Abbott

Died 16 October 1940, aged 37

Killed by a bomb when he went to help with rescue work in an air raid.


WRC Frederick Broadhurst

Died 16 October 1940, aged 29

Killed by a bomb explosion while on duty during an enemy air raid.


PC Thomas McHattie

Died 17 October 1940, aged 44

Fatally injured by a shell explosion on duty during an enemy air raid.


RPC John Stanislaus Freed

Died 19 October 1940, aged 60

Killed by a bomb explosion at Chislehurst police box in an air raid.


WRC  Leslie Horace Frank Brown

Died 20 October 1940, aged 30

Killed by a bomb explosion during an enemy air attack at Chelsea.


PC Garfield George Hill, 28

WRC Ben Roy Parker, 35

Died 20 October 1940

Both killed by a bomb explosion on duty during an air raid at Wembley.


WRC Lewis William Morgan

Died 22 October 1940, aged 41

Fatally injured by a bomb explosion on duty during an enemy air raid.


WRC Alexander Bruce, 40

WRC Thomas Oswald Bell Cockburn, 44

Died 25 October 1940

Both killed by the explosion of a bomb during an enemy air raid at Ruislip.


WRC Simeon Oscar Glen, 30

WRC Arthur Needham Myers, 51

Died 6 November 1940

Both killed by a bomb explosion during an enemy air raid at Hammersmith.


PC John Brown, 34

PC Clifford Howell Davies, 27

PC Charles MacInnes, 26

RPC Charles Summers, 55

WRC George Bromley Borham, 35

WRC Leonard Bowes, 30

WRC Thomas Henry Coe, 63

WRC Thomas Henry Craven, 38

WRC Llewellyn Robert Davies, 29

WRC Gerard Audley Fred Harvey, 56

WRC George Edward Smith, 29

WRC George Thomas Wallis, 46

Died 6 November 1940

All killed when Kilburn Section House was destroyed during an air raid.


WRC Arthur Wilfred White

Died 16 November 1940, aged 36

Killed by a bomb explosion during an enemy air attack at Ealing.


PC John Charles Vaughan

Died 8 December 1940, aged 23

Killed by a land mine explosion on duty during an enemy air attack.


WRC Harold Edgar Lambert

Died 9 December 1940, aged 41

Fatally injured by a shell explosion during an enemy air attack.


Insp Henry James Ernest Lane

Died 13 December 1940, aged 47

Killed by the explosion of a delayed action bomb on duty in an air raid.


WRC George Albert Gray

Died 29 December 1940, aged 27

Killed by a bomb explosion during an enemy air attack at Camberwell.


WRC Francis Gervas Edwin Taylor

Died 29 December 1940, aged 29

Killed by a bomb explosion in an enemy air attack at Holborn.


WRC Thomas Henry Jones

Died 5 January 1941, aged 30

Killed by a bomb explosion during an enemy air attack at Chingford.


WRC Joseph Ward

Died 19 February 1941, aged 38

Killed by a bomb explosion during an enemy air attack at Chelsea.


PC William Edward Whellams

Died 21 February 1941, aged 36

Killed by a bomb explosion on duty in an enemy air attack at Hendon.


PC Stephen Christopher Robertson

Died 8 March 1941, aged 25

Fatally injured dealing with fire bombs at Buckingham Palace.


PC Herbert Wakeman

Died 15 March 1941, aged 47

Killed by a bomb while watching for incendiaries during an air raid.


WRC Leslie Reginald Craydon

Died 16 March 1941, aged 31

Fatally injured by a bomb on duty during an air raid at Rotherhithe.


PC Walter Henry Murton

Died 17 March 1941, aged 47

Fatally injured by a bomb on duty during an air raid at Rotherhithe.

Posthumous King's Commendation for Brave Conduct in Civil Defence.


PC James Frederick Tottey

Died 19 March 1941, aged 31

Killed by a bomb when he left his home to assist during an air raid.


S/D/Insp MacAllan Vivers Gibson, 47

Insp Leonard Frank Clark, 47

Stn/Sgt John Pattison Curry, 33

D/Sgt Alick Thomas Stanley, 38

PC James William Rosam, 42

WRC Thomas Anthony Killeen, 37

Died 19 March 1941

All killed when Holloway Police Station was struck by a bomb in an air raid.


Sgt Charles Edward Murray

Died 19 March 1941, aged 36

Fatally injured by a bomb explosion on duty during an air raid.

Posthumous King's Commendation for Brave Conduct in Civil Defence.


D/Sgt Alfred John Davey, 44

DI George Alfred Haynes, 44

DI Albert O'Sullivan, 34

Died 16 April 1941

Killed by a bomb explosion while on enquiries in an air raid at Bromley.


PC Charles Henry Moore

Died 16 April 1941, aged 37

Killed when Sydenham police station was hit by a parachute mine.


WRC Alexander Harris Levy, 31

WRC George Frederick Tree, 30

Died 19 April 1941

Killed together by a bomb explosion in an air raid at Stepney.


WRC Albert Stanley Hinds

Died 11 May 1941, aged 34

Killed during an air raid by an anti aircraft shell explosion at Loughton.


SC Wilfred Fitzroy Stanley Jakeman, 36

WRC Alfred Edward Knapp, 52

PC Charles Swift, 30

Died 11 May 1941

Killed by a bomb explosion on duty in an enemy air raid at Kensington.


WRC Charles Henry Wilding

Died 11 May 1941, aged 38

Fatally injured by the explosion of a bomb during an enemy air raid.


PC Arthur Charles Levins

Died 11 May 1941, aged 21

Fatally injured by a delayed action bomb on duty after an air raid.


D/Sgt Nicholas Harvey Ball

Died 11 May 1941, aged 42

Killed by a bomb going to assist on his way home during an air raid.


WRC Gordon Farrant, 29

WRC Arthur Ernest Stead, 33

Died 11 May 1941

Both killed by a bomb explosion on the Parliament roof during an air raid.


PC George Frederick Bernard Niblett

Died 11 May 1941, aged 26

Killed by a parachute mine while on duty during an enemy air raid.


PC William Stephen Harrison

Died 13 May 1941, aged 48

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


Stn/Sgt  Bertram Jesse Carpenter

Died 16 May 1941, aged 49

Fatally injured by a bomb having left his home to assist in an air raid.


SD/Insp Frederick Ernest Bennett

Died 31 May 1941, aged 41

Fatally injured extinguishing an incendiary bomb during an air raid.

Posthumous King’s Commendation for Brave Conduct in Civil Defence.


R/Insp Arthur Elijah Wells

Died 16 June 1941, aged 51

Fatally injured by an enemy bomb at East Greenwich Police Station.


Sgt Neville Richard Lucey

Died 4 March 1943, aged 33

Killed while off duty attempting to put out incendiaries during an air raid.


WRC Frederick Walter Browne

Died 7 October 1943, aged 35

Killed by an anti-aircraft shell explosion during an enemy air raid.


WPC Bertha Massey Gleghorn

Died 19 June 1944, aged 33

Fatally injured when a police station was struck by a flying bomb.


R/Insp Alfred John Giles, 53

Insp Bernard Sylvester, 39

Died 19 June 1944

Killed by a flying bomb explosion during an air raid at Wimbledon.


WRC Albin Keller

Died 28 June 1944, aged 46

Killed by a flying bomb explosion in an enemy air attack at Lambeth.


PC Walter Stewart

Died 1 August 1944, aged 32

Killed by a flying bomb while on motorcycle patrol during an air raid.


WRC Ernest Frank Hunt

Died 17 August 1944, aged 33

Killed by a flying bomb explosion during an enemy air attack.


PC Frederick Ernest Clarke

Died 16 September 1944, aged 43

Killed by enemy action by a V2 rocket explosion at Wood Green.


PC William Arthur Sharp

Died 27 January 1945, aged 43

Fatally injured by the explosion of a V2 long range rocket while on duty. 


LEST WE FORGET


 

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