Charles Mason

Charles Mason 157 in stovepipe hat. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7883)
Photograph from Terry Bowley
Charles Mason 157 in helmet with Victorian front plate. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7884)
Photograph from Terry Bowley

Charles Mason joined  Gloucestershire Constabulary on  1-12-1850, at the age of 25.

His warrant (or joining) number was 1133, his collar (or uniform) number was 157, He was 5ft 9 1/2 inches tall and before he joined the police he was a labourer. He was born  in Mill Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham,

Charles married Jane Emes in Prestbury during 1853, his wedding certificate states that at that time he was stationed at Stanton.

He had 5 daughters and 3 sons and he and his family were moved around a bit during his career

1853 Stanton

1855 Marston

1861 Berkley

1863 Purton

4-6-1863 Promoted to Sergeant

1865 Berkley

1868 Wheatenhurst or Whitminster

1871 Fairford

19-1-1886 Retired and continued to live in Fairford. Superannuated on £43-10-0d per year.

Charles died on 10th October 1890 aged 65.

This page was added on 09/04/2018.

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