Early Police Officer Photographs

Two Police Officers. One thought to be Samuel Beard murdered on duty. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2228)
Police Constable 365 believed to be John Shellswell joined in 1892, (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2099)
Police Constable 250 thought to be Charles Arthur Welchman joined 23/10/1893. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2101)
Victorian ? Constable Collar Number 191. Could be John Coates or Arnold Tompkins. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2440)
Police Constable 350 Walter J Lafford. On leaving the armed forces at the end of World War 1, he returned to farm labouring but with marriage on the horizon he decided he needed a better income. He successfully took a written exam and attended a interview with the Gloucestershire Constabulary and became Police Constable 350. He served at Northleach, Cheltenham, Pilning and finally Wickwar. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2105)
Further information from Rodney Lafford
Police Constables Culverwell and Creed on patrol in the 1920s? (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2115)
Police constables wearing capes gathered around a barrel on a cart. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2098)
Harry Olpin. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2384)
The Sergeant on the left is Robert Smith, the other two are unknown. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2306)
Photograph from Bob Cummings
Police Sergeant Robert Smith at Tetbury 1903. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2305)
Photograph from Bob Cummings
This page was added on 17/10/2016.

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  • REF. PHOTO Police Constable 350/356 Ford ? (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2105)
    I can correctly identify this officer as my Grandfather PC 350 WALTER J LAFFORD. On leaving the armed forces at the end of WW1, he returned to farm labouring but with marriage on the horizon he decided he needed a better income. He successfully took a written exam and attended a interview with the Gloucestershire Constabulary and became PC 350.
    He served at Northleach, Cheltenham, Pilning and finally Wickwar.

    By RODNEY LAFFORD (06/03/2017)

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