Barnstaple 1920 Group

Remembering Our Police Officers Who Went To War – Barnstaple Borough Police

In 2014 historian Peter Hinchcliffe reported on the officers of Devon and Cornwall that resigned to enlist with the Army during the First World War in his article commemorating those who lost their life in the conflict. As established in Peter’s previous article it was thought that no officers from the Barnstaple Borough Police resigned … Continue reading Remembering Our Police Officers Who Went To War – Barnstaple Borough Police

Remembering Our Police Officers Who Lost Their Lives In The First World War – One Year On

Last year, Historic Collections of Devon & Cornwall Police Heritage & Learning Resource volunteer Peter Hinchliffe researched a piece on the officers of the Devon & Cornwall Police constituent forces who lost their lives in the First World War.  As Peter noted, this was a particularly tricky piece of research for a variety of reasons; … Continue reading Remembering Our Police Officers Who Lost Their Lives In The First World War – One Year On

Remembering our Police Officers who lost their lives in the First World War: Update II

Following research by police staff Mark Rothwell, we may be able to shed some more light on to the officers of the Devon & Cornwall forces that served in the First World War; in particular, from Truro City Police (1836 - 1921). Following publication of the original article by volunteer Peter Hinchliffe last year, we were forwarded … Continue reading Remembering our Police Officers who lost their lives in the First World War: Update II

RCM JENKINS – A Gentleman at War

Robert Cyril Morton Jenkins was Chief Constable of Penzance Borough Police Force between January 1937 and October 1941. Police Staff Mark Rothwell has researched RCM Jenkins' life after becoming inspired by the Stanhope A. Forbes portrait that used to hang in the executive office corridor at Middlemoor (recently re-hung in the Chief Constable's office). Here we have reproduced … Continue reading RCM JENKINS – A Gentleman at War

A great day in York at the Crime and Punishment Collections Network

I've just got back from attending the Crime and Punishment Collections Network (CaP) AGM at York Castle Museum in my role as the group's treasurer. York Castle Museum is a lovely and diverse museum with views from the windows of Clifford's Tower and their First World War exhibition - "1914: when the world changed forever"- … Continue reading A great day in York at the Crime and Punishment Collections Network

Remembering our Police Officers who lost their lives in the First World War: Updated

Following new information being forwarded to us from Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, we have updated the list of serving police officers from Devon & Cornwall to include a PC Frederick James Beer (Private 8251 Coldstream Guards), who was killed on the 5th November 1914 and is buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium. The Museum … Continue reading Remembering our Police Officers who lost their lives in the First World War: Updated

Remembering our Police Officers who lost their lives in the First World War

Historic Collections Heritage & Learning Resource Volunteer Peter Hinchliffe recently researched the members of the constituent forces who fought in the First World War. As a part of the First World War Remembrance memorials, Peter's work has been published by Devon & Cornwall Police. Here we are reproducing Peter's research, in order to show the kind of … Continue reading Remembering our Police Officers who lost their lives in the First World War