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

Sussex Police


and the former constituent forces of

Parish of Brighthelmstone, Brighton Borough Police,
Eastbourne Borough Police, Hastings Borough Police,
Sussex Combined Police
, East Sussex Constabulary,
West Sussex Constabulary
, Sussex Constabulary


Parish of Brighthelmstone

Const Thomas Rowles

Died 6 November 1817

Fatally wounded when accidentally bayoneted by the military during a riot.

Brighton Borough Police

Ch/Officer Henry Solomon

Died 14 March 1844, aged 49

Fatally bludgeoned by a thief he was questioning at the police office.

PC Albert Edward Craig

Died 16 November 1940, aged 31

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

PWRC Lawrence Holford

Died 30 April 1941, aged 48 

Killed on duty as two allied aircraft collided and he was hit by debris.

PWRC Harold Stone

Died 18 December 1942, aged 40

Killed by enemy action whilst on duty during an enemy air raid.

PC Frank William Barker

Died 25 May 1943, aged 33

Killed in an enemy air raid after moving a party of children to safety.

PC Kenneth Grinstead

Died 25 May 1943, aged 31

Killed by enemy action whilst on duty during an enemy air raid.

PC Arthur Frederick Yerrill

Died 5 October 1951, aged 57

Fatally injured when he fell alighting from a bus while reporting for duty.

Eastbourne Borough Police

Insp Arthur Walls

Died 9 October 1912, aged 44

Shot and fatally wounded when he challenged a suspected burglar.

Sgt Dennis John Owens

Died 26 October 1940, aged 37 

Killed dealing with an unexploded bomb following an enemy air raid.

Hastings Borough Police

SC Nelson Oliver Hugh Kemp

Died 26 September 1940, aged 33

Killed in an enemy air raid, duty status unknown.

PC John King

Died July 1955, aged 38

Collapsed and died at St. Leonards shortly after reporting for night duty.

Sussex Combined Police

PWRC Herbert Edward Smith

Died 9 July 1943, aged 32 

SC Leonard Price

Died 27 July 1944, aged 51

Killed in enemy air raids, duty status unknown.

East Sussex Constabulary

PC Walter Jesse Nicholls

Died 14 January 1939, aged 24 

Fatally injured on motorcycle patrol in a collision with an oncoming car.

Sgt Reginald Arthur Gillis

Died 7 June 1939, aged 36

Fatally injured on motorcycle patrol at Lewes when his machine lost control.

SC Henry Thomas Welfare

Died 8 November 1940, aged 62

Killed by enemy action while on duty during an air raid.

PC Clement Robert Harris

Died 3 July 1951, aged 53

Fatally injured when struck by a motorcycle whilst on bicycle patrol.

Sgt Reginald Huggett

Died 12 February 1959, aged 41

Killed when he was struck by a van while in uniform but going off duty.

West Sussex Constabulary

Sgt William Pullen

Died 10 June 1905, aged 49

Fatally injured when hit by train as he crossed the line going off duty.

PC John Norris

Died 26 August 1905, aged 28

Fatally injured when he fell onto his lamp while running home after duty.

PWRC Arthur S. Wilton

Died 4 October 1939, aged 34

Killed while on bicycle patrol when struck by a bus during the blackout.

Sgt William James Avis DCM

Died 26 February 1942, aged 47

Fatally shot with civilian Francis Fuller attempting to arrest an army deserter.

SC Charles Ernest Hall

Died 10 February 1943, aged 59

Killed in an enemy air raid, duty status unknown.

PC Arthur Sivertson Rovik

Died 21 July 1952, aged 39 

Killed when thrown from his horse while training for mounted duty.

Sussex Constabulary

PC Ashley Graham Williams

Died 22 May 1968, aged 22

Accidentally killed in a collision with two cars while on motorcycle patrol.

PC Peter Graham Walker

Died 27 February 1970, aged 19

Killed in a road accident returning home from the police training centre.

Holder of the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct for a sea rescue.

PC Christopher Westwood

Died 8 June 1972, aged 25

Fatally injured when his police motorcycle collided with a lorry.

PC Royston Victor Jerred

Died  4 April 1973, aged 27

Killed when struck by a car while on a police motorcycle training course.

Sussex Police

PC Paul Christopher Clout

Died 27 August 1977, aged 29

Killed in a police car which crashed responding to an emergency call.

DC Peter Graham Steedman

Died 15 August 1979, aged 32

Died as a result of injuries received in a traffic accident whilst on duty in 1978.

PC David Arthur Allwright

Died 5 November 1981, aged 34

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while on duty at Warninglid.

PC Dennis James O'Leary

Died 21 November 1981, aged 32

Killed when he lost control of his police vehicle which crashed at Petworth.

PC Richard Gideon Morris

Died 9 October 1984, aged 20

Fatally injured when knocked off his motorcycle while travelling to duty.

PC Neil Gordon Booth

Died 23 August 1987, aged 30

Fatally injured in a road accident testing a new police motorcycle.

PC Jeffrey Barry James Tooley

Died 25 April 1999, aged 26

Fatally injured by a speeding van, which failed to stop at a road check.


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