During the Second World War hundreds of railway and dock police officers were called up for service, their jobs being taken over by Special Constables, many recruited from within the railway industry. These Rolls of Honour list those former officers who subsequently gave their lives for their country during the Second World War and the Korean War.
On the home front, several police officers were killed whilst they were on duty and engaged in air raid duties. These officers are remembered in the British Transport Police Roll of Honour (Line of Duty), the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website as “Civilian War Dead”, and they are also included in the National Police Officers Roll of Honour and Remembrance. Serving railway and dock police officers killed in air raids while off duty are included in this Second World War Roll of Honour. Retired police officers killed in air raids are not recorded.
There are no Second World War memorials dedicated to police staff killed on active service.
This Roll of Honour page is in its early stage of development and is a currently work in progress.
It is intended to update and add to this list when further information becomes available. Please send any additions, amendments or comments to: RoH@btphg.org.uk
Second World War Roll of Honour
|Name||Date of Death||Rank||Force||Location|
|ANDERSON John Winton||05/12/1943||DS||LMS||Euston|
|COLLIGAN George||01/02/1944||PC||LMS||Glasgow Central|
|GOODMAN Stanley Edward||14/06/1940||PC||LMS||St Pancras|
|KING A.W||PC||LMS||Tilbury Riverside|
|MOORHOUSE Samuel Heber||24/04/1943||PC||SR||Waterloo|
|RENNISON Donald George||25/11/1941||LNER||York|
|RIGBY Kenneth Craiglaw||03/08/1943||PC||LMS||Liverpool|
|SARGANT Eric Charles||13/10/1940||DC||LMS||Euston|
|SMITH Frederick William||25/05/1940||PC||Alexandra Dock|
|SMITH Robert William||29/04/1942||LNER||York|
|TAYLOR Arthur John||17/04/1941||PC||GWR||Paddington|
|WOOD Charles Cecil||25/09/1940||SC||Camden|
Korean War Roll of Honour
|Name||Date of death||Rank||Force||Location|