F Division, Metropolitan Police war memorial

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F Division, Metropolitan Police war memorial

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On the right a picture of the war memorial to members of F Division who gave their lives 1939-1945. The first name is Station Inspector K I Dexter. On the left a newspaper cutting about the unveiling of the war memorial at Hammersmith Police Station by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Harold Scott.

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One colour photograph and one newspaper cutting mounted on an album page

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Sir Harold Scott unveils police war memorial

Commissioner of Police, Sir Harold Scott, unveiled a war memorial at Hammersmith Police Station, on Tuesday, to members of the "F" Division, Metropolitan Police, who were killed during the war.

For about twenty minutes the entrance hall and corridors of Hammersmith's ultra-modern Police Station were packed with policemen and women of all ranks, whilst 55 relatives and friends of the dead men stood facing the memorial plaque.

Men jumped to attention, and there was a tense silence as Sir Harold unveiled the memorial. Newspaper flash-lights flared as the men stood silently paying homage to the memory of 33 comrades who had given their lives on active service abroad or in the streets of London.

Relatives then same forward to place wreaths and flowers on the memorial.

After refreshments had been served in the canteen, the relatives were conducted on a tour of the station, which is the pride of all those who work there.

Amongst the important police officials present at the ceremony were: The Receiver, Mr. F.C. Johnson, C.B.; A.C.A., Major P.R. Margetson, M.C.; A.C.D., Mr. A.E. Young; D.C.I., Capt. J.M. Rymer-Jones, O.B.E., M.C.; Deputy Commander I., Mr. F.S. Bennett, O.B.E.; Commandant D'Oyly and Supt. F. Archer.

Men of the "F" Division turned out in force for the occasion.

Included on the memorial are – P.c. Rathbone (Shepherd's Bush), P.c. Calder (Barnes), P.c. Keir (Richmond), P.c. Dobson, P.c. Reed, P.c. Clarke, P.c. Keeble, P.s. Holt, (pens.) (Acton), S.C. Jakeman (Ealing), P.c. Price (Chiswick), P.c. Matthews (Hammersmith), P.c. Keen, S.c. Morton (Hounslow), Stn.-insp. Dexter, P.c. Dickson (Chiswick), P.c. Powell, P.c. Bywaters (Hanwell), P.c. Hutchings, P.c. Best (Notting Hill), P.c. Glen (Notting Hill), P.c. Harris, W.R. Knapp (Hammersmith), Pc. Swift (Notting Hill), P.c. Jones (Notting Hill).

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Hammersmith Pol Stn
Mgt Support Divn
020 8563 1212
Direct Line 0208 246 2475

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IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF F DIVISION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
1939 – 1945

STATION INSPECTOR K.I. DEXTER : POLICE SERGEANT J. HOLT : POLICE CONSTABLES L.G. BEST : T.B. BYWATERS : H.L. CLARKE : E.R.M. CALDER
G.A. DOBSON : H.T. DICKSON : J. DOYLE : A. DRINKALL : A.C. HARRIS : A.J. HUTCHINGS
W.A. JONES : E.J. KEEBLE : D. KEEN : K.G.V. KEIR : A.G. MATTHEWS : G.S. McGREGOR
N. OWEN : T.J. PATRICK : N.H. POWELL : E.G.B. PRICE : G.A.H. RATHBONE : J.M. REED
C. SWIFT : SPECIAL CONSTABLES W.F.S. JAKEMAN : L. MORTON : L.T. SULWAY
WAR RESERVES : W.L. BLAKE : S. GLEN : H. GOODMAN : A. KNAPP : A.N. MYERS

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

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“F Division, Metropolitan Police war memorial,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9381.

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