There were eight ‘Head Constables’ of Winchester City Police between its formation in 1832 and when it was amalgamated with Hampshire Joint Police Force in 1943.
Jack Cawdrey joined the Southampton County Borough Police in 1939 as PC 120, when he was 21, and was initially posted to Woolston. This was then known as the punishment division under Superintendent John Hill!
The following article was written in 2003 by Jim Brown, former police officer in Southampton. It is a personal opinion and reflects on how he saw the world in the 1950s.
Jim Dolan was born on 2nd June1920 in Southport, Lancashire. The son of a ‘Retired Constable’, he served with the RAF during the war as a ‘Bomb Aimer’.
Peregrine Henry Thomas Fellowes was born on the 7th November, 1851, the only son of General Fellowes of the Royal Marine Light Infantry.
The story of Robert Bruce Walmsley is unique in the history of the force, as he continued to serve despite losing a leg in a traffic accident when he had just 12 years service.
P.C. 77 Goronwy Evans G.M. – Portsmouth City Police 1936 – 1968
A Tribute – Edward Owen (Ted) RUFFELL. PC 189, Hampshire Constabulary