Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Glasgow
Town
Glasgow
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
87226

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Current location

First Floor
30
Glasgow Police Museum
Bell Street
Glasgow
Glasgow
Strathclyde
GL1 1LQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 59849 64911
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • City of Glasgow Police
    Central Police Office
    St Andrew Square
    Glasgow
    Glasgow
    Strathclyde
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Strathclyde Police HQ
    Pitt Street
    Glasgow
    Glasgow
    Strathclyde

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Glasgow Police Museum
    Turnbull Street
    Glasgow
    Glasgow

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Rectangular bronze plaque, crafted to closely abut the earlier WW1 plaque (see WMR 87218) beneath which it hangs.
Inscription
ALSO THOSE WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE WAR 1939-1945/ (NAMES)/ AND THOSE WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF ENEMY ACTION/ REGULAR FORCE POLICE/(NAMES)/ WAR RESERVE/ (NAME)/ SPECIAL CONSTABULARY/ (NAMES)/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beauchamp, A. W.
Bishop, F. W.
Brockett, W. D.
Clapperton, J
Clarke, F. H.
Corry, J. S. B.
Dickson, W. S.
Elderfield, H
Fergus, G. A.
Finlayson, W
See details for all 40 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname , in eight columns
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname and initials
    Order of information: Alphabetical, grouped by Regular Force/Police War Reserve/Special Constabulary
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 280mm, width 1420mm
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Glasgow Police Museum
Reference
  • www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/137701/
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3434&mforum=warmemscot
  • Glasgow Police Museum archive: City of Glasgow Police Chief Constable's Annual Report (March 1945). This included a printed Roll of Honour, listing 39 members of the Force who had so far died in World War 2, either in the Armed Forces or in Police service as a result of enemy action (e.g. air raids). The list included the Police Division in which they had worked and their former Police rank, the unit in which they were serving when they died (military or Police Division), date of death and any decorations they had received. The "Roll of Honour" that was included in the above Chief Constable's 1945 Annual Report was not itself a War memorial, but was based on the same information that was later used to commission the City of Glasgow Police's WW2 bronze plaque. (The plaque included the name of one further casualty, "F. T. Hurst", who the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records as Francis Taddei-Hurst, who died on 31/5/1945).

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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