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DEVON CONSTABULARY 1914 WAR MEMORIAL

by Peter Hinchliffe

 

Through reading old newspapers, we have known of the existence of this memorial for some time and luckily for this site, Peter Hinchliffe has tracked it down for us.

At the time it was created, the headquarters of Devon Constabulary were sited in New North Road Exeter, adjacent to the County prison.

 

Devon Constabulary's HQ at the end of the Great War
Devon Constabulary's HQ at the time of the end of the Great War - the original home of the Memorial plaque show below.

 

The memorial plaque commemorating men from Devon's Police Force who were koilled in the Great War

In 1970, Middlemoor became the Constabulary's HQ and the plaque followed the force to its new home

© Peter Hinchliffe

 

WILLIAM BERRY PC 58

Single man from Winkleigh.

Joined 1 . 14. Resigned to enlist 30.6.1915.*

Private 95420, the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers.

Died of wounds in France 4 October 1918.

FREDERICK DUNSCOMBE T.PC342

Single man from Topsham

Joined 1 April 1913. Resigned to enlist 31 March 1915.*

Previously served with the Devon Territorials.

Lance Corporal 23697, the Grenadier Guards.

Wounded 29 May 1918. Died 11 November 1918.

WALTER GORDON PC 291

Married with 2 children, from Torrington.

Previously served with the Grenadier Guards.

Joined 1 April 1905. Resigned to enlist 5 August 1914 *

Lance Corporal 4569 Coldstream Guards .

Killed in Belgium

FREDERICK GREENSLADE

PC 257

Single man from Witheridge.

Joined 1 May 1913. Resigned to enlist 20 November 1915.*

Previously served with Devon Yeomanry.

Lance Corporal 2848, Military Police.

Died of wounds 19 April 1916.

JOHN HAWKINS PC 234

Married man from Oakford.

Joined 27 Feb 1911. Resigned to enlist 20 November 1915.*

Lance Corporal 7 5621, the Royal Garrison Artillery.

Killed in action 16 December 1917.

SIDNEY JOHN HOSGOOD  PC425

Marital state not known, from Minehead

Joined 27 February 1912. Resigned to enlist 13 April 1916.*

Private 20258, Somerset Light Infantry.

Killed in France, on the Somme 1916

GEORGE MINERS PC 252

|Single man from Plymouth.

Joined 1 January 1914. Resigned to enlist 28 November 1915.*

Lance Sergeant, Northumberland Fusiliers.

Killed in action 3 April 1917.

HEBERT SLADE PALMER PC 417

Marital state not known, from Cullompton .

Previously served with 1st Dragoon Guards.

Joined 1 May 1913. Resigned to enlist 5 August 1914.*

Lance Corporal 6276, 5th Battalion, the Dragoon Guards. Killed in action at Ypres 31 October 1914.

GEORGE SANDERS PC 232

Single man from Devonport.

Joined 1 August 1914. Resigned to enlist 17 February 1916.*

Corporal 162524, the Army Service Corps.

Died from wounds 4 November 1918.

SAMUEL FELTHAM SHARP PC 29

Married man from Chudleigh Knighton .

Previously served in Devon Territorials

Joined 6 June 1915. Resigned to enlist 6 May 1915.*

Private 2033, the 12th Battalion. Gloucestershire Regiment.

Died of wounds 9 May 1917.

LEWIS SAMUEL SPARKES  PC 324

Single man from Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset.

Joined 1 July 1914. Resigned to enlist 14 November 1915.*

Lance Corporal 2675, the Military Police.

Died in South Africa 24 June 1916.

 

*Policemen had to resign from the police before they could enlist in the armed forces.

 

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