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    Default Moradadbad Police Trainig College

    My Great Uncle Herbert James Thom was Principal of the Police Training School in Moradadbad in India and also Commandant of the Military Police. I think there are some photo's of this in the British India Library can any one help me find this photo and details of his service in India

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    The Western Mail, 19 Oct 1948, in reporting his appointment as South Wales Traffic Commissioner, included
    " ... Mr Thom was deputy inspector general of Police and head of the CID in the United Provinces of India from 1940-1945 and the Transport Commissioner for the United Provinces until 1947 ..."
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    Doesn't relate to his Police career but -
    The Times, 1 Jan 1962
    NEW YEAR'S HONOURS
    CBE
    ; H J Thom, chm of traff comms and lic au., SE traff area, Min of Transp.; ..."

    (He had moved from South Wales to the South Eastern area in 1953. Traffic Commissioner was a high powered appointment)
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    Nice to hear from you again Their is a photo of him with the caption P.T.S. (Police Training School Morodadbad) Examination Board 1935 Photographer Lai Parsadi at the Indian Office shelfmark 409/2(4)

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    Just twiiged! Have provided details re. role as Traffic Commissioner in a separate thread. However, there's a lot more available now.
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    How can I obtain all this information and a copy of that Photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by helachau View Post
    Just twiiged! Have provided details re. role as Traffic Commissioner in a separate thread. However, there's a lot more available now.
    Someone's got a long memory!

    gengrant - duplicate threads about the same person are not allowed because they lead to duplicated research and confusion.

    The previous thread to which helachau refers is this one
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/fo...-C-C-I-E-C-B-E
    which has now been closed.
    Please ensure that any further queries you have about Herbert are posted in this thread.

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    gengrant - in your quest to find out how to access various records you might want to re-read some of the answers in yet another thread you have about Herbert.
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/fo...highlight=Thom

    That thread has also been closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gengrant View Post
    How can I obtain all this information and a copy of that Photo
    British Newspaper Archive (BNA)
    Re. "... all this information ..." click on https://britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/advanced

    Click on "Advanced search"
    Put h j thom in "Use exact phrase" and Search
    Select Western Mail under "Newspaper"
    The snippets returned will give a flavour of his activities within that Traffic Area. When you've exhausted checking those snippets

    Repeat h j thom initial search
    Select South East England under "Regions"

    To view the actual articles - BNA is a subscription site. The same articles are also available via FindMypast (with the right level of subscription).

    You can widen your search using full name or combination of given name/initial.

    Not all items returned relate to your Herbert James

    Pob lwc/good luck
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    thanks for that

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