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For ancestors who served in the Police Force.

  1. How to find my fathers platoon and where he w

    My father was a military police corporal. Dog handler trained i think at Netheravon ( sorry about spelling that). About 1950/51. He was sent to Basra. His name was James Charles Hillier and his dog was called Damoo. I do t kniw under what company nor why he was sent. He passed away i. May and i...

    Started by Mizpah‎, 22-02-2019 3:15 PM
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  2. How many policemen are in my family?

    I have two family photos of policemen. Looking for any help dating them, and establishing whether they are the same man or not. The single photo has 'Uncle George, Northleach' written on the back. I do not know whose uncle he is supposed to be. The BAXTER family is from in and around...

    Started by hummingbird104‎, 11-10-2013 9:23 PM
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  3. record of a constable

    hi can anyone help ? , I am trying to establish if Fredrick Albert Eldridge b.1871 , still lived /served in Headcorn ,kent as a police constable after 1911 ( census ) . And if he did , was he related to A.Eldridge KIA during the Great war , I am trying to find the details of the fallen for...

    Started by deanC‎, 08-10-2017 9:37 AM
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  4. George Jarvis b 1895

    Hi hoping that someone can suggest where I can find out more on this. On a Baptism record from 1895 for the Parish of St. James in Fulham the father's occupation is listed as "Police Constable". The Metropolitan Police was set up in 1829 by Robert Peel under act of parliament with responsibility...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 09-09-2017 4:55 PM
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  5. London Policeman

    Hi I'm looking for an ancestor, George Richard BATSFORD who is listed as a Policeman on his marriage certificate of 1846 but who was later discharged after being assaulted by a prisoner. Seeing as he was born in Marylebone and then to Southwark for the 1851 census (no occupation listed) I...

    Started by NatashaBatsford‎, 03-04-2009 12:38 PM
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    01-04-2017, 1:40 PM Go to last post
  6. John Tomlinson

    I wonder if anyone can help? My great grandfather was John Tomlinson born in 1854 in Westmorland. He served as a Police Constable in Glasgow in 1881 and was transfered to Liverpool about 1884. He is in the 1891 and 1901 census as a Police Constable living in Toxteth Park. I am looking for any...

    Started by puentepat‎, 10-06-2009 11:22 AM
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    12-03-2017, 6:47 PM Go to last post
  7. Cheshire police 1865

    Hello I have an ancestor who was briefly part of the Cheshire Constabulary in 1865. I have his record from the Police Archives but there are two references I do not understand. James Garlick C81 Joined 12/01/1865 Age/DoB 22 Height 5 11 Complex Pale Eyes Grey Hair Black. Born Glossop,...

    Started by LynneOz‎, 30-07-2016 2:04 AM
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    30-07-2016, 3:10 AM Go to last post
  8. West Mercia Police - Supt. Archie Lewis

    Hi, I'm trying to find out any information about my Grandmother's brother Archibald Lewis. I understand he was based at the Ross police station in Herefordshire in the 1950s. Can anyone advise me how I can find out more? thankyou Jill

    Started by JillyNutton‎, 20-09-2008 11:49 AM
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  9. William Davies, Constable, Denbighshire

    William Davies born 1883 Llanrhaeadr (uncertain ym Monchnant or ym Nghinmerich but suspect former) Marriage Cert 10/9/1908 Police Constable Vroncysyllte Police Station (Llangollen), Denbighshire Constabulary (father John deceased). Census 1911 living same Police Station with wife. Some newspaper...

    Started by lennythelemur‎, 10-02-2015 7:28 AM
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    11-02-2015, 1:02 AM Go to last post
  10. Calthorpe POTTER - Middlesbrough

    I am trying to find out about one Calthorpe POTTER who was a police constable in the Middlesbrough area at the turn of the century. He appears on the 1901 Census as living at Bradfield - which I hope is close to Middlesbrough, not the one in Berkshire. Can anyone please point me in the right...

    Started by chopendoz‎, 19-05-2011 1:07 PM
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    16-12-2014, 4:35 PM Go to last post
  11. John HEMPSEED, Edinburgh City Police, 1915

    Filed with William Scott's papers in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten letter/report from Plain Clothes Constable John HEMPSEED, West End Station, Edinburgh City Police, dated November 1915. May be of use as a handwriting sample. Anc****y, SCO, page 47918

    Started by fullscott‎, 18-07-2014 8:10 AM
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  12. Is there a record of Special Constables ?

    Does anyone know if there is a record of Special Constables for Herts. for the period 1895 - 1920 please. I've been told my Grandad, Thomas Childs, born Hertford Heath/Little Amwell, Herts, in 1875, was a Special & I'm wondering if there is anywhere I might be able to find some info. without...

    Started by YvonneC‎, 18-06-2014 7:52 PM
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    19-06-2014, 5:34 PM Go to last post
  13. Unhappy Coates Cambridgeshire Policeman death

    Hi all, I have been trying to find information on my great grandfather's involvement in the Cambridgeshire police for some time now so I am hoping someone with more experience may be able to help. My great grandfather was John Bishop born C1867 Littleport Cambridgeshire. He is listed on the...

    Started by dmcr‎, 06-10-2009 9:38 AM
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  14. F HOOD, Sgt Metropolitan Police, 1922

    Filed with Thomas Henry Copplestone's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten report from Sergeant F HOOD, of the Metropolitan Police (Teddington Station), dated February 1922. May be useful as a handwriting/signature sample. Anc****y, COP, page 14159 (repeated 14160)

    Started by fullscott‎, 20-10-2013 2:09 PM
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  15. Supervisor Metropolitan Police?

    Hi, I was wondering if anybody knew what a "Supervisor Metropolitan Police" was/is? I've just received information back from the 1939 National Identity Card database and (unbeknown to both myself and my Dad!), my Grandfather's occupation was listed as "Supervisor Metropolitan Police" in 1939!...

    Started by usernick‎, 30-09-2013 3:15 PM
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  16. D TRUBSHAW, Asst Chief Constable Lancs, 1921

    Filed with John William Coppack's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A type-written letter on headed notepaper (Chief Constable's Office, Lancashire Constabulary) dated June 1921, signed by D TRUBSHAW, Assistant Chief Constable of Lancashire. May be useful as a signature sample. Anc****y, COP,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 25-09-2013 6:28 PM
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  17. Police Photographs

    Hi all, I have been given access to a large number of police related photos. The period covered is 1880s to 1970s They are all from the East and West Sussex Constabularies, Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings Borough Forces. Most of the photos are of individual officers and are either...

    Started by stickymone‎, 17-08-2009 9:46 PM
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  18. W G HORSEMAN Police Sergeant, Atherstone 1917

    Filed with Edward Cope's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten letter, on Warwickshire Constabulary paper, dated December 1917 from Police Sergeant 134 W G HORSEMAN, Atherstone Division, Nuneaton Beat. May be of use as a handwriting sample. Anc****y, COP, page 1592

    Started by fullscott‎, 29-08-2013 8:42 AM
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  19. John HUBBARD, PC Narborough, Leics 1921

    Filed with Arthur Allan Cope's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten letter, on Leicestershire Constabulary headed paper, dated May 1921, from Police Constable 152 John HUBBARD of the Narborough division. May be of use as a handwriting sample. Anc****y, COP, page 898

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-08-2013 3:54 PM
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  20. 1860 paddington london police station

    hi everyone, I'm looking for information on an officer and police station in Paddington area of London in the 1860. his name was Joseph Paine, and is recorded on his wedding certificate as living at police station woodfield road. on 1861 census still recorded as policeman living in porchester...

    Started by len gooby‎, 01-07-2013 4:41 PM
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    02-07-2013, 7:53 AM Go to last post

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