William Henry Heap
William was posted to Grays on 19th February 1938 having been trained at Headquarters. In a force order dated 16th September 1939 he was commended by the Chief Constable for 'the diligent manner in which he pursued his enquiries in connection with a series of cases of breaking and entering'.
On 1st December 1939 William was recalled to his former regiment. He was killed in action on Saturday, 10th June 1944 whilst serving as Serjeant 2733778 3rd Battalion., Welsh Guards. He was aged 28, and left a widow, Edna Agnes Heap, of Grays, whom he had married on 4th February 1940. He was buried in grave III D 12 at Bolsena War Cemetery in Italy (midway between Rome and Siena).