Do you have photographs of Essex officers who served our country?
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Do you have photographs of Essex Police officers who served our country?
We want to add faces to the names of our officers who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War One and World War Two.
Can you help?
In total, 68 officers were killed during both World Wars. There were multiple police forces in Essex at the time, with Essex County Constabulary, Southend-On-Sea Borough Constabulary and Colchester Borough Police all losing officers.
Essex Police Museum curator Hannah Wilson said: “Each year we remember our fallen police officers from World War One and World War Two on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
“We have each officer’s name and year of birth and death displayed on poppies in the museum’s World War One and World War Two display cabinets throughout November.
“We have their names but we’d like to add their photos to our Remembrance displays and the Essex Police Memorial Trust website.
“If you have confirmed photos of any of these officers please email us. It doesn’t matter if the photo is a digital or hard copy, or whether the officer is the only person in the picture or they are part of a group photo.
“Don’t worry, we will create digital copies, so you can keep the originals, and photos will be cropped so we just have a picture of the officer and not anyone else in the image.”
Here are full lists of the officers who lost their lives during both World Wars whose images we’d be grateful to receive.
More about the Essex Police Museum
Essex Police Museum is based at Essex Police Headquarters in Kingston Crescent, Springfield, Chelmsford CM2 6DN.
It is open to the public on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm. Or you may wish to book a group or school visit during the week. Find out more via the Essex Police Museum website at www.essex.police.uk/museum
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Full lists of the officers who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars:
World War One:
Percy Unsworth Battle, Frederick John Boyce, Frank Brace, George Thomas Brenchley, William George Burnett, Herbert James Button, Sydney Francis Crabb, Hubert James Edwards, Joseph Farmer, Charles Alfred Freeborn, Charles William Gillings, William Arthur Goodrick, Herbert Guiver, Stapleton Hollett, Alfred Hyde, Arthur Edwin Jones, Thomas George Joyce, Alfred Mann, Harry Beresford Mann, William A Mann, William Martin, Charles Norwood, William Edward Paxton, Walter Perry, Frederick James Redhouse, Philip George Saban, George Calver Shipgood, James Edmund Stone, Walter George Sutch, Ernest George Weavers, Ernest William Wedlock, Alfred Welham, Harry Basil Wick, Alfred Wilson.
World War Two:
Richard Beart Ball, Leonard Douglas Bannister, Cecil Pete Ernest Bearman, Basil John Boggis, John Henry Coventry, Robert Curry, Albert Davies, Hermanus Herman Bertrum De Leur, Reginald Kitchener Ford, Edward Jack Gillingham, Harold Geenhaigh, Lawrence Charles Hartman, William Henry Heap, Reginald Thomas Hunt, Norman Kaye, David Miller Kirk, Maurice 'Dixie' George Lee, Alexander Henry Barlow Mackay, Albert Ronald Oxenham, Felix Own Warboys Pauley, Herbert Bert Edward Charles Pegrum, Henry Charles Pigerham, John Noel Rumsby, Alexander 'Alex' Simpson Scott, William Munro Sim, Geoffrey William Smith, Francis William Tarry, Gerald Norman Totterdell, John Bill William Towers, Leonard Wilfred Vernon, Harry Warden, Frederick George 'Freddy' Waring, Gordon Grieve Warner, Frederick Walter Woods.