The Second World War & Korean War - Rolls of Honour

There are three BTPHG Roll of Honour pages. This one, another covering the Officers lost in the Line of Duty, and a third page covering the First World War.

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

NameDate of DeathRankForceLocation
ANDERSON John Winton05/12/1943DSLMSEuston
COLLIGAN George01/02/1944PCLMSGlasgow Central
GOODMAN Stanley Edward14/06/1940PCLMSSt Pancras
INNES James03/09/1943DCSRWaterloo
KING A.WPCLMSTilbury Riverside
MOORHOUSE Samuel Heber24/04/1943PCSRWaterloo
RENNISON Donald George25/11/1941LNERYork
RIGBY Kenneth Craiglaw03/08/1943PCLMSLiverpool
SARGANT Eric Charles13/10/1940DCLMSEuston
SMITH Frederick William25/05/1940PCAlexandra Dock
SMITH Robert William29/04/1942LNERYork
TAYLOR Arthur John17/04/1941PCGWRPaddington
THOMPSON Edwin19/11/1940PSLMSBirmingham
TONG John24/06/1943LNERHull
WOOD Charles Cecil25/09/1940SCCamden

Korean War Roll of Honour

NameDate of deathRankForceLocation
TRUMAN Kenneth22/07/1951PCBTCChester