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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Hackney
Town
Shoreditch
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64250

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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
An illuminated Roll of Honour in a glazed frame. The rectangular Roll of Honour has a simple border of green laurel leaves. At top-centre is a drawing of the King George VI Metropolitan Police Badge, beside and beneath which are depictions of banners bearing the words ROLL OF HONOUR, and the dates 1939 and 1945. The dedicatory inscription is mainly in red lettering, but with some initial letters coloured gold; beneath, the ten names are arranged in two columns, mainly in black lettering but with initial letters in gold. (Note: This Roll of Honour hangs above a memorial to 14 of G Division's other WW2 casualties, to which our reference 64109 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 two of the men named on this framed Roll of Honour: Edward George Halston and Robert Thomas Edward Jacobs).
Inscription
Metropolitan Police/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1939-1945/ Inscribed below are the/ names of Officers of this/ Station who gave their lives in/ the Second World War./ (NAMES) (Bottom-right corner of the Roll of Honour): Designed and executed by H.F Pringle PC201G
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Colhoun, W A L
Cooper, J J
Drake, J A C
Hall, F C
Halston, E G
Jacobs, R T E
Jones, M H
Mchattie, T
Noad, C A
Rogers, W E
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname
    Order of information: Listed alphabetically by surname, in two columns
Components
  • Scroll
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Mahogany, Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
(The Metropolitan Police building in Shepherdess Road 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 part of G Division. It is likely, but not yet verified, that the Station which originally erected this WW2 Roll of Honour was the City Road Police Station).
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 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 ten men named on this framed Roll of Honour: T. McHattie and W.E. Rogers were listed in the book as having died in the line of police duty; G.J Cooper was listed as having died serving in the Royal Navy; W.A.L. Colhoun, F.C. Hall, E.G. Halston and C.A. Noad was listed as having died serving in the RAF; J.A.C. Drake, R.T.E. Jacobs and M.H. Jones were listed as having died serving in the Army).

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