Our Roll of Honour pays tribute to our officers who died in the line of duty.

Name

Date of Death

Rank

Cause

BAILEY Charles William

21/02/1924

DC

Accident

BAINBRIDGE Henry

20/05/1908

PS

Accident

BALLARD Charles

30/03/1900

PC

Accident

BARKER George Edward

08/05/1941

PC

Enemy Action

BEALES George

21/10/1896

PC

Accident

BELL Leonard Percy

01/08/1940

PC

Enemy Action

BIRRELL Sidney Henry

13/09/1956

PC

Accident

BOGOMOLETZ Vassili

06/12/2005

PC

Misadventure

BURKE Charles Matthew

07/10/1940

PC

Accident

COATES William Herbet

24/12/1941

PC

Accident

COCKWILL John

12/08/1942

PC

Enemy Action

DICKSON John

12/01/1842

PC

Accident

DISS Albert

22/12/1912

PC

Accident

FOSTER Harold

24/12/1907

PC

Accident

FURBY William Francis

15/11/1924

PC

Accident

GOATMAN William

18/02/1860

PC

Accident

HAYNES Alfred

19/08/1934

PC

Misadventure

HIBBS Thomas

10/08/1901

DC

Act of Violence

JAMES Michael

29/11/1956

PC

Accident

JONES Charles

18/01/1840

PC

Natural Causes

KIDD Robert

24/09/1895

DS

Act of Violence

LEEFE George William

26/03/1907

PC

Act of Violence

LINGARD John Arthur

22/09/1914

SC

Accident

LOOM Frederick William

19/01/1913

PC

Accident

LOXTON Aaron

24/02/1859

PC

Accident

MacRAE Peter

15/11/1935

PC

Misadventure

MARSH Alfred

12/01/1898

PC

Act of Violence

McLAFFERTY James

01/10/1954

CI

Natural Causes

McMILLAN Walter

25/01/1960

PC

Misadventure

MOORE Ernest

04/12/1906

PC

Accident

MURDOCH David Tanner

20/12/1938

PC

Accident

OLIVER Robert Pryce

17/02/1987

Insp

Natural Causes

PEARCE Joseph

19/12/1856 

PC

Act of Violence

PIKE John Edwin

07/12/1938

PC

Accident

PROUDFOOT Alan

20/12/1938

PC

Accident

RACE William

22/07/1940

PC

Accident

ROBINSON Raymond

29/08/1975

PS

Natural Causes

RUSTON William

04/05/1912

PC

Misadventure

SCUDDAMORE John

04/11/1858

PC

Accident

SEDMAN Thomas William

12/09/1923

PC

Accident

SMITH Harry James

15/07/1941

PC

Enemy Action

SMITH Robert William

29/04/1942

PC

Enemy Action

STAMP John

14/07/1911

PC

Natural Causes

STEBBINGS John Thomas

21/10/1899

PC

Accident

TAYLOR Arthur, John

17/04/1941

PC

Enemy Action

TYRELL Charles Albert

30/11/1950

PC

Natural Causes

WETHERALL Leonard

03/11/1927

PC

Accident

WHINN George Dodds

28/01/1932

PC

Accident

WINTER Keith

23/11/1970

PC

Accident

WOODS John Francis

08/05/1941

PC

Enemy Action

YELLOP William                         

07/09/1901

PC

Accident

Causes of death

The classes of death used in this Roll of Honour are:

  • Acts of Violence: includes all forms of unlawful killing (murder, manslaughter etc).
  • Misadventure: refers to death resulting from accidental injury incurred in the performance of a duty involving special risks (e.g. rescue etc).
  • Accident: refers to death resulting from accidental injury whilst on duty.
  • Enemy Action: refers to death resulting from injuries incurred during wartime air raids.
  • Death by Natural Causes: included if it occurred while performing a particular duty which contributed to the death (e.g. heart attack whilst chasing a suspect). Officers on duty who have died of natural causes in ordinary circumstances are not included.

Sources

In each case the details of the death have been confirmed and checked against at least two sources. Where conflicting information was found, further research was conducted until a reasoned judgement as to accuracy could be made.

The names included in the Roll of Honour have been gathered from various sources. In many cases the starting point was the list of names provided by Anthony Rae, who masterminded the National Police Roll of Honour and who took a great deal of information from his detailed study of the long-standing magazine Police Review.

Kevin Gordon provided much information from BTP records with some additions by Viv Head from his study of railway and dock policing in South Wales.