John Dennis

Inspector John Dennis. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8545)

John Dennis

Warrant No 3119, Joined 14th December 1886 age 24, Height 5ft 8¾, Occupation Farmer, Born Nonesley, Herefordshire.

Promoted Inspector 1st June1901.                                                                                                                                            Promoted Superintendent 1st February 1914.

From the Commendation and Default book.

2nd March 1892 stopping for men with four stolen fowls in their possession. They were subsequently arrested and convicted for the same.
A very creditable case to be noted. Police Constable Dennis is promoted to the second class from March 1st. 4th March 1892 Henry Christian.

24th October 1894 detecting and arresting (in company of Sgt James Simpson) John Williams and George day picking pockets at stow fair, for which they were subsequently committed to the Assizes. Both officers were complimented by the magistrates.
A creditable case to be noted. 4th November 1894 Henry Christian.

17th January 1895 by the promptness of action which led to the arrest of William Hooper in London wanted for stealing postal orders Police Constable Dennis being complimented by the justices.
To be noted. 18th January 1898 Henry Christian.

20th October 1899 promptness of action which led to the arrest of Henry Taylor at Cheltenham wanted at Little Compton for sheep stealing. The Warwickshire court of quarter sessions ordered £2 to be paid him for his conduct and ability in this case.
I have much pleasure in allowing Sergeant Dennis to receive this money. The case will be noted. 22nd October 1899 Henry Christian.

29th April 1901 for ability shown in working up a case against George Groves landlord of the White Horse Beer house at Moreton for being drunk and permitting drunkenness in his licenced premises for which he was fined 10/- and 9/- costs and £5-14/- costs respectively and endorsement of licence. 4 men were fined 2/6d each for being drunk on the premises.
I am much pleased with Sergeant Dennis’ actions in this case. 30th April 1901 Henry  Christian.

28th November 1910 Assistance rendered to Shropshire police  re larceny of bank notes. Commended.

7th February 1911 to 20th April 1911 commanded a contingency of 25 men from Gloucestershire Constabulary at the Miners Strike in Tonypandy

31st May 1912 reward of 15/- offered by the military authorities for the arrest of a deserter. The Chief Constable allowed Inspector Dennis to retain 12/6 while the remained was donated to the  Benevolent Fund.

15th June 1921 Commended for detection and arrest for extensive larceny of corn.

Pensioned 31st October 1921.

Died November 1945.

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