Hertfordshire Police Officers Who Served In World War 2
Neil Osborn in his book the Story of Hertfordshire Police wrote that of the ninety-eight men who joined the services during the war thirteen gained commissions and one was awarded the British Empire Medal. Five were killed and two died while serving.
Thanks to some initial research by Mick Hall a total of ten Officers have been identified as having made the ultimate sacrifice, four were Killed in Action, three died in accidents and three died due to illness. Eight were regular Hertfordshire Officers, one was a Special Constable and one a St. Albans City Police Constable. Unfortunately, compared to the Great War, there are very few Police records that have survived and consequently finding information on individuals is much more difficult.
If anyone has knowledge of any Hertfordshire Police Officer, including St. Albans City Police, regular or Special please feel free to post details on the site.