A Division Officers c. 1910

Paul Watts

Herts Police Historical Society

The above photograph consists entirely of A Division Officers and is believed to have been taken in 1910 although the location is not known. At this time the A or Ware Division included Ware (Superintendent station), Hoddesdon (Inspector station), Braughing, Broxbourne, Buntingford, Cottered, Hare Street, Hunsdon, Rye Common, St. Margaret’s, Standon, Wadesmill, Wareside and Wormley. The evidence for the date is that PC 183 Pusey is known to have been posted to A Division between June 1909 and June 1910 and the photograph may well have been taken to honour Superintendent Duke who retired at the end of March 1910.

Back Row left to right:

1. PC 15 Herbert Lawrence 31.10.1901 – 31.10.1926; 2. Unknown; 3. Unknown; 4. PC 3 Walter William Frogley 10.03.1901 – 10.03.1926; 5. PC 31 Arthur George Bennett 01.08.1898 – 29.03.1922; 6. PC 222 Edward John Bavister 30.11.1899 – 30.11.1894; 7. Unknown; 8. Unknown; 9. PC 240 Charles Bolden 23.01.1901 – 26.01.1924.

Middle Row left to right:

1. Unknown; 2. PC 5 Joseph Noel Ellwood 31.10.1900 – 31.10.1925; 3. Unknown; 4. Unknown; 5. PC 189 Albert Smith; 6. PC 25 Ernest George Rolph 11/06/1904 to 10/06/1929; 7. Unknown; 8. PC 88 Herbert William Gray 09.02.1905 – 09.02.1919; 9. Unknown; 10. Unknown; 11. Unknown; 12.  PC 23 Herbert Lees 13.05.1903 – 13.05.1928; 13. PC 183 Robert Pusey c. 1897 – 1911.

Seated left to right:

1. PC 219 Frank Morley 19.03.1902 – 19.03.1927; 2. Unknown; 3. PC 233 William Joseph Bethell 01.04.1901 – 12.05.1919; 4. PS 96 Josiah Charles Bell 18.04.1889 – 18.04.1914; 5. Insp. George William Barnes; 6. Supt. Henry Duke; 7. PS 137 John William Moles 01.02.1897 – 29.02.1924; 8. Unknown; 9. Unknown; 10. Unknown.

Front Row left to right:

1. PC 106 William George Martin 01.03.1896 – 01.03.1921; 2. Unknown Detective Constable; 3. PC 163 Harry Gravestock 31.08.1893 – 31.08.1919.

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