James Boulton Biggs
Warrant No 3143, Joined 5th September 1887 age 25, Height 5ft 8¾, Occupation Soldier, Born Maisemore, Gloucestershire.
Promoted Inspector 1st August 1891 Weights and measures.
Promoted 2nd Class Superintendent 1st February 1898.
Promoted 1st Class Superintendent 1st February 1902.
Promoted Chief Superintendent 30 April 1919.
A lot of his police career appears to have been spent in Stroud Division.
From the Commendation and Default books
24th October 1887 being found asleep in a fly on night duty at Cheltenham. This being the first report against this man, I will not punish him. He is warned as to his future conduct. Henry Christian.
29th December 1888 returning off leave of absence drunk at Wotton under Edge. Fined 2 days pay. Henry Christian
9th October 1903 complimented by the Stroud magistrates for the able way they worked up a case against James and Eliza Treebury and 2 others for keeping a betting and gaming house. This case is most creditable for all concerned and is to be noted also commended Sergeant Hale and Police Constable Spicer. 10th October 1903 Henry Christian
22nd February 1905 for saving life and rescuing property from fire.
23rd July 1909 complimented by the Stroud justices in the case of a betting raid. The defendant was fined £100 and costs. Also commended Police Sergeant Deakins and Police Constable Spicer. I am much pleased in the manner the police acted in this case which will be noted. Henry Christian.
22nd February 1918 awarded Certificate from Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In recognition of his energy, thoughtfulness and consideration for the welfare of animals enforcing the Protection of Animals Act.
28th February 1918 Good work in connection with Aliens and suspected persons. Recommended by Colonel Kell Home Secretary. Specially commended F L Stanley Clarke.
Died 2nd July 1945