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PORTSMOUTH CITY POLICE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons 2016

The Portsmouth War City Police Memorial is to be found in the Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth in the Octagon Room off the South Foyer which is through the south-east entrance of the Guildhall.

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IN THE HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEMBERS OF THE
PORTSMOUTH CITY POLICE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE TWO WORLD WARS.

1914-1918

BOOBYER Francis Edward
Police Constable - 12530 Lance Serjeant, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 26 January 1917. Born Helen Broadwich, Devon, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Cosham, Hampshire. Formerly 6877, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXIV. Row B. Grave 39.
BONHAM Trevor
Police Constable - 2459 Lance Serjeant, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born Llansamlet, Glamorganshire, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Trebanos, Glamorganshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 23 and 24.
HAYWARD Charles James
Police Constable - M/26660(P.O.) Ship's Corporal 2nd Class, H.M.H.S. "Garth Castle", Royal Navy. Died from influenza and pneumonia 24 October 1918. Aged 33. Born 11 March 1885 in Portsmouth. Husband of Lily M Hayward, of 23 Brookland Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, Hants. At enlistment he was a Detective Constable. Enlisted 2 July 1917 for the duration of the hostilities. Height 6 feet 0 inches, chest 37 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Buried in Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Goodyear's Plot. 18. 17.
IRELAND Edwin Archibald
Police Constable - 17958 Serjeant, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 March 1918 Aged 33. Born Manningtree, Essex, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Southsea, Hampshire. Son of Edward and Caroline Ireland, of Manningtree, Essex; husband of Julia Plumridge Ireland, of 35, Sutherland Road, Southsea. Buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,. Plot X. Row E. Grave 12.
JOHNSON Edwin Thomas
Police Constable - T.F.204743 Serjeant 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 25 April 1918. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted London. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Eturn, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row G. Grave 38.
POWELL William George
Police Constable - P/5822 Lance Corporal, Military Mounted Police, Military Police Corps. Died of wounds 9 April 1918 Aged 32. Born Caastle Cary, enlisted and resident Portsmouth. Son of William and Elizabeth Powell; husband of Ada Powell, of 55, Ernest Rd., Buckland, Portsmouth. Native of Castle Cary, Somerset. Late of Portsmouth Borough Police. Buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 20.
PUTLEY Osborne Thomas
Police Constable - 3/9940 Company Serjeant Major, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 4 January 1916. Born Norwich, enlisted Portsmouth. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, son of Osborne W and Harriett Putley, born Bacton, Norfolk, resident 17, Holbeck Row, Camberwell, London. Buried in White House Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2.
ROGERS Bertam William
Police Constable - 7177, Corporal, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23 November 1915. Born at Meen Mier, India, and was from an Army family. His family moved to Coleford, Gloucestershire, and this is where Bertie enlisted in 1903 until 1912. He joined Portsmouth City Police about 1912. In 1913 he represented the City Police at football and in a game against the City Tramways Department he broke a leg. This received much coverage in the Portsmouth newspapers of the day. He was recalled for war service in 1914 arriving in France 16 August 1914. He married Ellen C. Shields at Kingston Church, Portsmouth, 6 July 1915. Buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 4.
ROSS John Alexander
Police Constable - 14611 Private, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Portsmouth, enlisted Gosport. Son of John Henry and Ellen Mary Ross, of 19, Havant St., Portsea, Portsmouth. Formerly 9292, Yorkshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Page 1 Panel 6 and 8. Memorial:
THOMPSON Richard
19435 [CWGC] or 10435 [SDGW] Company Serjeant Major, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in United KKingdom 31 October 1916 Aged 38. Born Nantwich, Cheshire, enlisted Portsmouth. Husband of R. M. Waller (formerly Thompson), of 27, Milton Rd., Copnor, Portsmouth. Buried in Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, Besant's. 5. 12 1/2.
TULL Ernest John
Police Constable - SE/6955 Serjeant, Royal Army Veterinary Corps Also attached to "D" Battery, 92nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 14 February 1919. Aged 26. Son of Frederick and Edith Maria Tull, of 69, Stoughton Rd., Stoke, Guilford, Surrey. A Police Constable of the Borough of Portsmouth. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery, Somme, France, No. 2. Plot II. Row E. Grave 20.
WELDON George William
Police Constable - M2/052640 Serjeant, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in UNited Kingdom 11 February 1916. Aged 23. Born Massingham, Norfolk, enlisted London, resident Portsmouth. Son of William and Georgina Weldon, of 57, Kingsley Rd., Milton, Portsmouth. Buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Plot C. Row 1. Grave 8.
1939-1945
BUTTERLEY Thomas
Police Sergeant - 1336746 Sergeant (Nav.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30 January 1943 Aged 36. Son of Percy and Harriet Amelia Butterley; husband of Marjorie Grace Butterley, of North End, Portsmouth. Buried in Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, Plot 56 (Haskell). Row 8. Grave 6.
CLARK Ross Lewis
Police Constable - 1603824 Sergeant (Air Gnr.) 166 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 April 1944 Aged 21. Son of George Herbert and Florence Annie Clark, of Fareham, Hampshire. Buried in Vevey (St. Martinís) Cemetery, Switzerland, Grave 116.
EVANS David Jones
Police Constable - 1337333 Flight Sergeant (Nav.) 12 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1 July 1944 Aged 25. Son of William and Sarah Evans; husband of Yvonne Elizabeth Evans, of Copnor, Hampshire. Buried in Magny Churchyard, Eure-et-Loir , France, Coll. grave.
GRANT William George
Police Constable - 152306 Flying Officer (Pilot) 166 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 June 1944 Aged 23. Awards: B E M. Son of William Thomas Grant and Mabel Annie Grant, of Newton Valance, Hampshire. Buried in Zelhem General Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherland, Plot E. Row 2. Grave 5.
HALL Oswald Henry Mark
Police Constable - 138120 Flying Officer 14 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19 April 1944 Aged 31. Son of Mark and Edna Hall; husband of Ella Hall, of Waterlooville, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Malta Memorial, Malta, Panel 13, Column 1.
HOLDER John Maurice
Police Constable - 133752 Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 55 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 May 1944 Aged 23. Awards B E M. Son of John and Beatrice Holder, of North End, Portsmouth. Buried in Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy, X. E. 34.
JAMES W L
Police Constable - No further information
LEWIS J T
Police Constable - No further information
MCLAUGHLIN Benjamin Edward
Police Constable - 127223 Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer. Died 5 July 1944. Awards D F C. Buried in Portchester (St. Mary) Churchyard, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, Row 5. Grave 12.
PHILLIPS J
Police Constable - No further information
SNOOK Jack William
Police Constable - 161695 Pilot Officer (Nav.) 90 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19 November 1943 Aged 25. Son of William Morgan Snook and Ada Charlotte Snook; husband of Joan Snook, of Scarborough, Yorkshire. Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany, Coll. grave 20. A. 28-31.
TILBURY Reginald Arthur
Police Constable - 1337416 Sergeant (Nav.) 158 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 May 1943. Buried in Raalte General Cemetery, Overijssel, Belgium, Grave 17.
WALTON Clifford Horace
Police Constable - 4743811 Corporal Corps of Military Police. Died 10 September 1940. Buried in Newport (Christchurch) Cemetery, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom, Block 1 Extn. Grave 110.
WEST Donald Harry
Police Constable - PO/X 166165 Lance Corporal Royal Marines. Died 18 April 1943. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. West, of Penn. Buried in Tylers Green (St. Margaret) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.
WILTON Charles Arthur John
Police Constable - 1609589 Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 June 1945 Aged 23. Son of Arthur Ernest and Harriet Annie Wilton, of Stubbington, Hampshire, England. No known grave. Commemorated on Ottawa Memorial, Ontario, Canada, Panel 4. Column 2. Subsequently the plane he had crashed in (RCAF C-47 Dakota) was discovered 23 September 1953 on Sulphur Mountain, Washington State, USA. The remains of the three crewmen were buried on the mountain by a USAF team.
WOOD Angus Marcell
Police Constable - 1337000 Sergeant (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30 October 1942 Aged 22. Son of Ernest Gibson Wood and Florence Wood, of Southsea, Hampshire. Buried in Annan Cemetery Dumfriesshire, United Kingdom, Sec. R. Extn. 2. Grave 25.
KILLED BY ENEMY AIR ACTION ON THIS CITY
COLLEY Walter John Mark
Special Constable of 22 Bramble Road. Died 10 January 1941 Aged 41. Husband of Kathleen Rose Colley. Died at Bramble Road School Shelter. Recorded as Civilian War Dead by Portsmouth County Borough, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
DAVIS Bertie Leonard
Special Constable. Died 27 April 1941 Aged 38. Husband of Bessie Davis, of 56 Frederica Road, Winton, Bournemouth. Died at Royal Portsmouth Hospital. Recorded as Civilian War Dead by Portsmouth County Borough, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
DUNFORD John William
Constable, Police War Reserve. Died 11 January 1941 Aged 34. Son of Thomas and Martha Emily Dunford, of 45 Wisborough Road, Southsea; husband of Edith Beatrice Dunford of 49 Talbot Road, Southsea. Injured 10 January 1941, at junction of Pembroke Road and High Street; died at Queen Alexandra Hospital. Recorded as Civilian War Dead by Portsmouth County Borough, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
FLEMING Albert Bertam
Constable, Police War Reserve. Died 14 June 1941 Aged 36. Son of the late Albert Bertram and Emma Fleming, of 115 Walden Road, Stamshaw; husband of Ida Audrey Fleming of 108 Powerscourt Road. Died at Camber Yard, Old Portsmouth. Recorded as Civilian War Dead by Portsmouth County Borough, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
HOOPER George Edward
Special Constable, Civilian Regiment of 295 Commercial Road, Landport. Died 27 April 1941 at Royal Portsmouth Hospital, Aged 56. Recorded as Civilian War Dead by Portsmouth County Borough, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
MILLER Wilfred Herbert
Constable, Police War Reserve. Died 10 March 1941 Aged 32. Son of Samuel and Florence Miller, of 65 Albert Road, Walthamstow, Essex; husband of Edith J. Miller of 148 Chichester Road, North End. Died at Somers Road. Recorded as Civilian War Dead by Portsmouth County Borough, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
SPOONER Stanley Charles
Police Constable. Died 11 July 1940 Aged 28. Husband of Alice Mary Spooner, of 134 Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw. Died at Kingston Cross. Recorded as Civilian War Dead by Portsmouth County Borough, Portdmouth, United Kingdom.
WHITEMAN Harry James
Police Fireman. Died 10 January 1941 Aged 28. Son of Harry and Ada Whiteman, of Bishop''s Waltham; husband of Grace Whiteman of 14 Sophia Place, Landport. Died at Hyde Park Road. Posthumous Commendation from H.M. the King, for brave conduct in Civil Defence, on the night of his death. Recorded as Civilian War Dead by Portsmouth County Borough, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

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