First Women Police Gallery

Chief Constables Stanley Clarke's report to Standing Joint Committee re recruitment of Women Police. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 101-2)
Chief Constables Stanley Clarke's report to Standing Joint Committee re recruitment of Women Police. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 101-3)
Picture of early Policewomen taken in Gloucester in 1917 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2112)
Winifred Elizabeth Vincent.Warrant number 4170. She was born in Bristol on 13-12-1884 joined the police in Gloucestershire on 1-7-1919 and resigned on 9-4-1920. She gave the reason that she had been a school teacher before she was a policewoman and was returning to teaching. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2470)
Women Police Service Membership Card dated 1917 belonging to Gloucestershire Woman Police Constable Marion Sandover. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2119)
Woman Police Constable Elizabeth Tonra first woman police constable in Gloucestershire. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 100)
Thought to be some of the original police women taken in August 1917 while they were still employed in the National Filling Factory. Woman Police Constable Tonra third from left, Woman Police Constable Sandover seventh from left. Marion Sandover was the first police woman in Gloucestershire having collar number 1. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 102)
A light-hearted presentation of a divorce court proceeding. Photo shows unknown police officers including women and a brass band - possibly police band. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1397)
Four Women Police Constables from the National Filling Factory (Quedgeley). Taken at the prize giving during the National Filling Factory Sports Day on June 23rd 1917. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 109)
Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucester Graphic
Four unidentified Women Police Officers and male believed Chief Constable Stanley- Clarke. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 108)
Four Women Police Officers. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 106)
List of Women Police transferring to Regular Force on 1.7.1919 Marion E. Sandover; Catherine A. Kelly; Jessie Mildon Hagley; Elizabeth Alice Brookes; Elizabeth Marie Fowler; Elizabeth Tonra; Marion Elizabeth Redfern; Ethel Elizabeth Gale; Gertrude Mary Rowe; Edith Mary Blair; Edith A. Cooper; Edith J. Smith; Winifred E. Vincent; Florence Jolin; Eva Blanche Bloodworth. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 103)
Woman Police Constable Rosa Rouse the first woman police officer to ride a motor cycle on duty. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1260)
Woman Police Constable Rouse on Raleigh 'Saddletank' motor cycle No. DF 4282 with Woman Police Sergeant Gale and Woman Police Constables Gray and Fay Southern Division 1928. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 139)
Petition signed by Ethel Gale (first Gloucestershire Woman Police Sergeant) for a pay rise while she was employed at the Munitions factory in Gretna. She was there in November 1918 having been employed by Bath City police from May 1917 to May 1918. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2797)
Woman Police Constable Janet Gray. She transferred to Glasgow and became the first woman Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2397)
Woman Police Constable Yeoman in 1928. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 165)
Woman Police Constables Course at Police Headquarters - Holland House in 1928. Woman Police Constables Rouse; Gray (later His Majestys Inspector Scotland); Gardner; Lodge; Tonra; Fay; Seated - Woman Police Sergeant Gale; Inspector A. Hopkins; Chief Constable Stanley-Clarke; Police Constable C Wagstaff and Woman Police Constable Sandover. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 134)
F Division 1932 at Lydney Police Station Back Row: Police Constables Bailey Crowther; AW Taylor; Lippett; Pagett; Cole; Green; Boughton; Baldwin; Phelps; Barnes; Jefferies; Hale. Middle Row: Police Constables Pole; Gay; Batchelor; Buck; Francis; Tuttiett; Minett; Beddis; Williams ;Day; Rogers; Cox; James; Randell; Fardon; Smith. Front Row: Police Constables Ireland; Weekes; Police Sergeants Coldicutt; Bull; Freeman; Inspector Green; Superintendent Shelswell; Inspector Large; Police Sergeants Hobday; Coates; Ferryman; Police Constables Taylor; Morris; Woman Police Constable Cameron. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 76)
Woman Police Constable Marion Elsie Sandover 1939. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 90)
Two Woman Police Constables wearing summer wear hats. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 110)
Woman Police Constable Tonra certificate of service. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 171)
Woman Police Constable Tonra 1945. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 172)
Woman Police Constable Yeoman on her retirement in 1958. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 165(2))
Letter from Miss M.E. Miles Honorary Secretary Gloucestershire Women Magistrates Society to Woman Police Constable Marion Elsie Sandover on her retirement. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 186)
Woman Police Constable Marian Elsie Sandover on Certificate of Service (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 185)
From left to right; Former Woman Police Sergeant Margery Herbert, Superintendent W Stapleforth, former Woman Police Edith Yeoman. Woman Police Constable Rosalind Edwards, former Woman Police Constable Rosa Ashby, (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 308)
This page was added on 29/06/2016.

Comments about this page

  • Great images. The Sports Day image (URN 109) was taken at the National Filling Factory Sports at Kingsholm Ground, Gloucester on 23rd June 1917.The Filling Factory was a munitions factory which was policed by women from the Women Police Service. Insp Redern (white cap) was in charge of the women police there.
    This photo appeared in the Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic in June 1917.

    By Dr C Williams (21/11/2016)

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