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: 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

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