West Midlands Police

World War One Roll of Honour

The World War 1 Roll of Honour remembers those officers that lost their lives serving in HM forces during the 1914-18 War or as a result of injuries received during the War. 

Force
Officer
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Police Rank
How Died
Date Died
Age
Wolverhampton Borough Police
Arthur Street
Constable
Received wounds to his hand by shrapnel and developed Tetanus, in Portsmouth.
09 September 1914
24
Birmingham City Police
Horace Weedon
Constable on B dvision
Killed in action
14 September 1914
22
Birmingham City Police
Walter Gordon Coates
Constable E256
Killed in action
16 September 1914
25
Birmingham City Police
Charles Lambert Harrison
Constable on A division
Killed in action
27 October 1914
36
Birmingham City Police
Henry Price
Constable on D division
Died of wounds
29 October 1914
27
Birmingham City Police
Edgar Stokes
Constable on E division
Killed in action
31 October 1914
28
Wolverhampton Borough Police
Richard William Kent
Constable
At the time of his death his battalion were in front line trenches on the eastern side of Ploegsteert Wood when attacked by German troops
07 November 1914
30
Birmingham City Police
George Wallace Adams
Constable on E & R divisions
Missing presumed deceased
11 November 1914
28
Coventry City Police
Oliver Jephcott Randle
Constable
Killed in action
18 November 1914
26
Birmingham City Police
Herbert Horace Goodley
Constable C59
Died of wounds
24 December 1914
26
Birmingham City Police
John Richard Maddocks
Constable on A division
Killed in action
13 January 1915
26
Birmingham City Police
Harold Edward Pitt
Constable E210
Died of wounds
02 February 1915
30
Coventry City Police
Abraham Lucas
Constable
Died of wounds
05 February 1915
28
Wolverhampton Borough Police
John Arthur Spencer
Constable
John died of wounds received in the 1st casualty Clearing Station at Chocques
20 February 1915
25
Birmingham City Police
Thomas Billingsley
Constable on A division
Killed in action
13 March 1915
25
Birmingham City Police
James Francis Bunn
Constable on C division
Killed in action
23 March 1915
27
Walsall Borough Police
John Lonnon
Constable
Killed in a battle at Popes Hill, Turkey, advancing on enemy positions
03 May 1915
28
Wolverhampton Borough Police
Peter Cunniffe
Constable
Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle sector
19 May 1915
28
Birmingham City Police
William Porter
Constable on B division
Killed in action
27 May 1915
29
Birmingham City Police
Lawrence Kenny
Constable D40
Died of enteric fever in Egypt
09 August 1915
33
Birmingham City Police
Peter Crawley
Constable on E division
Died of wounds
27 September 1915
27
Wolverhampton Borough Police
Sampson Jones
Constable
He was killed in action whilst serving with his battery about 12 miles south of Ypres
20 January 1916
41
Birmingham City Police
Gerald Aloysius Neilan
Constable on D division
Killed in action
24 April 1916
34
Birmingham City Police
George Henry Ruffles
Constable C224
Killed in action
16 July 1916
21
Birmingham City Police
Richard Tilley
Constable on E division
Killed in action during the Somme offensive
18 July 1916
24
Coventry City Police
Charles Edwin Gabbitas
Constable
He was mortally wounded by shell fire at a base camp and died following evacuation to the UK
26 August 1916
22
Birmingham City Police
Percy George Troughton
Constable C260
Killed in action
27 August 1916
24
Birmingham City Police
Alva Fred Watson
Constable A25
Killed in action
03 September 1916
22
Coventry City Police
Thomas Jennings
Constable
Killed in action
15 September 1916
30
Birmingham City Police
James William Green
Constable on B division
Killed in action
16 September 1916
32
Wolverhampton Borough Police
Henry (Harry) George Kidd
Constable
Wounded during the Somme offensive and succumbed to his wounds
16 September 1916
27
Birmingham City Police
Sam Chidler Ravenhall
Constable B164
Killed in action
26 September 1916
22
Wolverhampton Borough Police
Joseph Lane
Constable
Killed in operations during the Somme offensive serving in a �Pioneer Battalion�
23 October 1916
30
Wolverhampton Borough Police
Levi Jefferies
Detective Sergeant
Died during an operation to remove a cyst, caused by an accident in the trenches, with his heart being damaged by gassing in the trenches in France
23 October 1916
43
Birmingham City Police
Thomas Henry Parker
Constable PCB38
Killed in action
06 November 1916
26
Coventry City Police
Charles Davis Brown
Constable
Died of wounds
09 December 1916
29
Walsall Borough Police
William Henry Rickards
Constable
Killed in Mametz Wood, making his way up to the front lines
20 December 1916
35
Birmingham City Police
Arthur Benjamin Croft
Constable C284
Killed in action
25 January 1917
25
Birmingham City Police
Sidney Bayliss
Constable E67
Died of wounds
03 March 1917
26
Birmingham City Police
Thomas Henry Burt
Constable E209
Thomas died from an attack of cerebro-spinal meningitis at Aldershot barracks.
27 March 1917
41
Birmingham City Police
Edward J Rossiter (George) MM
Constable on B division
Died of wounds
22 April 1917
29
Coventry City Police
Frank Webb
Constable
Died of wounds received in action
26 April 1917
29
Birmingham City Police
Frederick William Fryer
Constable on C division
Killed in action
03 May 1917
27
Birmingham City Police
David Ernest Penny
Constable on D division
Killed in action
27 May 1917
24
Birmingham City Police
George William Morris
Constable B205
Died of wounds
28 May 1917
27
Wolverhampton Borough Police
Samuel Bird Teasdale
Constable
Samuel was killed on the first day of the Battle of Pilckem Ridge
31 July 1917
28
Birmingham City Police
Thomas Caldicott
Constable E167
Died of wounds
05 August 1917
27
Birmingham City Police
Harry Hurcombe MM
Constable C135
Died (killed by gas poisoning)
27 August 1917
24
Coventry City Police
Albert Edward Smith
Constable
Killed in action
26 October 1917
30
Wolverhampton Borough Police
Charles Albert Victor Moisey
Constable
Died when his battallion were attacked by German infantry
17 November 1917
29
Birmingham City Police
Frederick Oscar Pritchard
Constable D157
Killed in action
27 November 1917
22
Birmingham City Police
Jesse Hughes
Constable D329
Killed in Action
28 November 1917
29
Birmingham City Police
John Henry Clasper
Constable A39
Killed in action
01 December 1917
25
Birmingham City Police
Thomas Frederick Hudson
Constable on E division
Died from wounds
01 December 1917
23
Coventry City Police
John James
Constable
Killed in action
03 December 1917
23
Birmingham City Police
William Mulvihill
Constable D110
Died of wounds
03 December 1917
21
Birmingham City Police
Evan Davies
Constable
Evan was killed on the first day of the German spring offensive.
21 March 1918
29
Birmingham City Police
Thomas Gould
Constable on D division
Died of wounds
23 March 1918
28
Birmingham City Police
Joseph Cuffley MC
Constable B105
Died of wounds in German hands
31 March 1918
30
Birmingham City Police
William Reason
Constable B129
Killed in action
03 April 1918
25
Birmingham City Police
John Connor
Constable E260
Killed in action
13 April 1918
25
Coventry City Police
George Kings
Constable
Died of wounds
27 May 1918
29
Walsall Borough Police
Charles Smith
Constable
Killed in a battle at St. Floris when his battalion came under severe enemy fire and took part in hand-to-hand combat
22 August 1918
26
Walsall Borough Police
John Pearman
Constable
Killed in a battle at St. Floris when his battalion came under severe enemy fire and took part in hand-to-hand combat
22 August 1918
26
Birmingham City Police
William Henry Marshall
Constable E158
Killed in action
27 August 1918
26
Birmingham City Police
Robert Gilpin
Constable C31
Killed in action
30 August 1918
24
Birmingham City Police
Arthur Stratford Rogers
Constable on B division
Killed in action
27 September 1918
32
Birmingham City Police
John Edward Powell
Constable E263
Killed in action
08 October 1918
26
Birmingham City Police
Alfred (George) Phillpott
Constable
Died with his wife aboard the R.M.S. �Leinster� when she was torpedoed just outside Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ireland
10 October 1918
29
Birmingham City Police
Alfred Merry
Constable on A division
Died of pneumonia
19 October 1918
29
Birmingham City Police
Ernest Knight
Constable C248
Killed in action
24 October 1918
28
Birmingham City Police
James Winstanley
Constable E249
Killed in action
24 October 1918
22
Birmingham City Police
George William Dix Dearlove
Constable D166
Died of wounds
25 October 1918
24
Birmingham City Police
Thomas Victor Smith
Constable A155
Died of bronco pneumonia in hospital in Boulogne
03 November 1918
28
Coventry City Police
Joseph Arthur Richards
Constable
Killed in action
04 November 1918
26
Walsall Borough Police
William Edward Williams
Constable
Most probably succumbing to illness at 37 years of age
05 November 1918
37
Birmingham City Police
Charles Henry Saunders MM
Constable E60
Died of influenza
07 November 1918
32
Birmingham City Police
Thomas Grinnall
Constable B233
Died possibly of influenza
09 November 1918
25
Walsall Borough Police
Thomas Fred Eccleston MM
Constable
Succumbed to pneumonia and influenza shortly after the armistice
17 November 1918
26
Birmingham City Police
James Riley
Constable
Discharged from army medically unfit January 1919 - diagnosed with emphysema including shortness of breath, giddiness and palpitations through strain of military duties
01 March 1919
34
Birmingham City Police
Thomas Benjamin James Cook
Constable on B division
Diagnosed with tubercle of the lungs and discharged medically unfit, dying 9 months later
01 June 1919
27
Birmingham City Police
George William Haynes
Constable
Discharged from army medically unfit in September 1918 - died from psthisis November 1919
09 November 1919
34
Walsall Borough Police
John Samuel Brinson
Constable
Gassed and wounded during service, suffered ill-health upon returning to the police including taking the last 14 weeks of his life off sick
09 September 1925
38
Walsall Borough Police
Arthur Titus Wilkes
Constable
At some stage in his service Arthur was wounded when he received shrapnel wound to the body. Shrapnell wounds from his service had accelerated mio-cardial degeneration. Shrapnell had worked its way through his lungs to his heart
02 April 1944
61

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