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

Port of Tilbury London Police

PORT OF TILBURY LONDON POLICE

and the former constituent forces of
 East and West India Docks Police, London and India Docks Police,
London and St Katherine Docks Police, Millwall Docks Police,
Surrey Commercial Dock Police, Port of London Authority Police.


LEST WE FORGET


East & West India Docks Police


PC John William Smith

Died 6 May 1877, aged 28

Died as a result of a violent assault attempting to arrest a suspect.


London and India Docks Police


Sgt Michael Flynn

Died 24 September 1896, aged 46

Found drowned in the docks after being bludgeoned about the head.


PC Neil McLeod

Died 5 August 1899, aged 38

Found drowned in the docks on night duty with suspicious injuries.


PC Patrick William Martin

Died 5 October 1906, aged 38

Killed when accidentally run over by railway trucks while on duty.


PC William James G. Culverwell

Died 26 April 1908, aged 59

Fatally injured checking passes at the dock gate when struck by a van.


London and St Katherine Docks Police


PC Edward Snashall

Died February 1875, aged 32

Found drowned in the docks in suspicious circumstances.


PC Jacob Tolhurst

Died 9 March 1876, aged 23

Died apparently after being given a poisoned drink while on his beat.


Millwall Docks Police


PC Samuel Thorpe

Died 20 April 1868, aged 43

Found drowned in Millwall Dock.  


PC John Head

Died 20 April 1900

Died as a result of injuries received in an accident at Millwall Docks.


Surrey Commercial Dock Police


PC Thomas Wilcox

Died 24 December 1894, aged 29

Found drowned in the docks after going missing on night duty.


PC William Henry Nash

Died 1 September 1903, aged 26

Found drowned in the dock where he had been on patrol in the night.


Port of London Authority Police


PC Alfred William V. Daws

Died 10 November 1913, aged 21

Found drowned in the docks where he was on patrol on a foggy night.


PC John Thomas Severn

Died 24 December 1914, aged 27

Drowned when they fell into the dock while on patrol in a dense fog.


PC William Ware

Died 24 December 1914, aged 28

Drowned when they fell into the dock while on patrol in a dense fog.


Insp John Joseph Jeffers

Died 22 August 1915, aged 60

Found drowned in the Millwall Dock while on patrol in the early hours.


SC Truman Ellis

Died 15 May 1917, aged 52

Accidentally killed on patrol when part of a ship's cargo fell on him.


PC John Reilly

Died 15 April 1918, aged 59

Whilst on patrol in the early hours he fell into the dock and drowned.


PC Frederick Cheese

Died 9 October 1921, aged 31

Drowned when he accidentally fell in the dock while on patrol at night.


PC Frederick Edward P. Miller

Died 21 April 1923, aged 23

Fatally injured in a fall guarding the scene of a warehouse fire.


Insp George Henry Ponsford

Died 21 February 1924, aged 50

Fatally injured on patrol at Tilbury Docks by a fall into a dry dock.


Insp James Frederick Berry

Died 4 September 1929, aged 53

Found drowned on duty in a dock with no evidence as to the cause.


Sgt Henry Frederick Wren

Died 15 January 1930, aged 49

Whilst on patrol he was knocked down and run over by a train.


PC Robert Charles Winney

Died 18 September 1940, aged 45

Sgt Charles Edward Showell

Died 19 September 1940, aged 40

Fatally injured by an unexploded bomb while investigating bomb damage.

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


PC Reginald Ernest Smith

Died 1 December 1949, aged 53

Fatally wounded when accidentally shot by an armed security officer.


PC Frederick Stanley Giddings

Died 16 October 1951, aged

Drowned while on bicycle patrol when he rode into the dock in a fog.


LEST WE FORGET


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Page updated 13 January 2012

Police Roll of Honour Copyright Anthony Rae 1985-2012

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