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

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE POLICE


LEST WE FORGET


Admiralty Civil Police


PC Percy Henry Daniel Goulter

Died 30 September 1940, aged 43

Killed in an enemy air raid at Sherbourne, Dorset, duty status unknown.


Air Ministry Constabulary


PC Percival John (Jack) Deegans

Died 13 March 1941, aged 41

Killed by enemy action on duty during an air raid at Renfrew.


Sub-Insp John James Bateman

Died 25 November 1944, aged 61

Killed in an enemy air raid at Deptford, London, duty status unknown.


Royal Marine Police

Note: SRC = Special Reserve Constable


SRC Frederick J. Woods

Died 28 December 1939, aged 47

Killed in a fall attempting to rescue a boy who fell in a dry dock at Devonport.


PC Frederick Eugene Aldridge

Died 17 April 1941, aged 35

Killed in an enemy air raid at Lambeth, London, duty status unknown.


SRC Gerald Edward Holman Rice

Died 23 April 1941, aged 51

Killed by enemy action during an air raid at H.M. Dockyard, Plymouth.

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


PC Alfred James Hayward

Died 24 April 1941, aged 41

Killed by enemy action during an air raid at H.M. Dockyard, Plymouth.

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


SRC Richard Essex Burder

Died 12 May 1941, aged 53

Killed by enemy action during an air raid at the RAF Station, Pembroke.


SRC Patrick Edward Doran

Died 26 October 1942

Killed in an enemy air raid at Bangor, Co. Down, duty status unknown.


War Department Constabulary


Sgt James Havard

Died 11 July 1940, aged 64

Fatally injured during an enemy air raid on the Royal Ordnance Factory, Pembrey.


PC William Stirrup

Died September 1940, aged 41

Killed in a collision with a bus in the black-out, cycling to duty at Woolwich.


PC Arthur Smith

Died 8 December 1940, aged 57

Killed during an enemy air raid at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill, London.


Sgt Peter Hunter Johnstone

Died 13 March 1941, aged 44 

Sgt William Robert Lyons

Died 13 March 1941, aged 50

PC Thomas Marlin

Died 13 March 1941, aged 37

Killed in an enemy air raid while on duty at the Dalmuir Ordnance Factory.


PC Lawrence Allan Gall

Died 19 April 1941, aged 56

PC Albert Edward Pounden

Died 19 April 1941, aged 55

Killed during an enemy air raid at the Wireless Station, Woolwich.


PWRC Arthur Charles Faithorn

Died May 1943, aged 56

Found dead in railway sidings having been hit by a train on patrol at Woolwich.


Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown:-

PC William Forrester Murdoch

Died 12 January 1941, aged 50, at Woolwich, London.

Sgt Richard O'Connell

Died 21 April 1941, aged 56, at Plymouth.

Ch/Insp Ernest James Hursey

Died 27 July 1942, aged 48, at Ross, Herefordshire.

PC Robert William Burns

Died 16 June 1944, aged 36, at Chislehurst, Kent.


PC George Pittman

Died 30 June 1944, aged 44

Killed during an enemy air raid at Bush House, Aldwych, London.


Ministry of Defence Police


PC David Fenton Rooke

Died 16 November 1973, aged 39

Fatally injured on patrol at RAF Edzell when his van skidded on ice.


PC Steven Derek Gant

Died 24 April 1990, aged 31

Killed by the accidental discharge of a pistol during armed duty handover.


Ch/Insp William Wright

Died 21 January 1994, aged 45

Killed in a road traffic accident on routine duty in North Yorkshire.


PC Terence John Finch

Died 20 August 1997, aged 49 

Killed in a motorcycle crash on Special Escort Group duties at Burghfield.


PC Michael John Brown

Died 27 July 1998, aged 34

Killed when he fell from a boat during a training exercise in the Firth of Clyde.


PC John Hepburn Wilkie

Died 8 August 2001, aged 53

Died of heart failure at the end of a night shift at  HM Naval Base, Clyde.


PC Glynn Suckley

Died 19 October 2002, aged 50

Collapsed and died from heart failure after pursuing a suspect at Stamford.


LEST WE FORGET


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