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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Hackney
Town
Shoreditch
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64109

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Current location

Metropolitan Police Service
4-6 Shepherdess Walk
Shoreditch
Hackney
Greater London
N1 7LB
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32467 82822
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Nowy-headed oak board, at top-centre of which is a relief-carved Metropolitan Police crest that contains the incised letters GD (i.e. the abbreviation for G Division). The incised inscription is in black lettering. (Note: This Roll of Honour hangs beneath a framed Roll of Honour that commemorates 10 of G Division's other WW2 casualties, to which our reference 64250 relates. Arranged on the same wall, adjacent to the two memorials, are 6 separate glazed frames, each containing a short biography of a G Division WW2 casualty, including 4 of the men listed on this board: Sidney Stephen Dimond, Haydn Thomas, William Edward Lancey Evans and Frederick Edward Welch).
Inscription
(On Metropolitan Police crest): GD (Main inscription): 1939-1945/ KILLED IN ACTION/ (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, L C
Balkwill, H J
Blakeman, A J
Bridle, D G
Dimond, S S
Evans, W E
Fairbairn, K M
Glossop, V T
Parker, J
Ross, W E
See details for all 14 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname, Military unit
    Order of information: Names are listed alphabetically by surname.
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
(The Metropolitan Police building in Shepherdess Walk, where this memorial board now hangs, was known as the 'City Road Police Station' until February 1994, at which time it was renamed 'Shoreditch Police Station'; the front counter was closed in December 2017, but the building is still occupied by the Metropolitan Police. At the time of WW2, the City Road Police Station was one of those that comprised G Division. This memorial board was originally erected in one of the other Stations within G Division, and was brought to the current location many years later. Enquiries are underway to establish which specific Station originally erected the board).
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Metropolitan Police
Reference
  • "The Metropolitan Police At War", by H.M. Howgrave-Graham C.B.E., published by HMSO in 1947. (Pages 65 et seq list the names of Metropolitan Police officers and staff who died and/or were decorated in WW2, either while on active service in the Armed Forces or as civilians. i.e. in the line of police duty. That book lists 43 officers from G Division who died in WW2, among whom were the 14 men commemorated on this WW2 memorial board as having been killed in action while serving in the Armed Forces.

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