Watford Special Constables

Hertfordshire Mercury, 28th August 1915

The Special Constables of Watford and the district were summoned to a meeting in the Clarendon Hall on Monday evening for the purpose of determining their further length of service, the twelve months for which they undertook to serve at the beginning of the war having expired.  The Earl of Essex (Deputy Lord-Lieutenant) presided, and was supported by Superintendent Wood (Deputy Chief Constable), Mr J. K. Riggall (Section Leader), and Messrs R. A. Thorpe, Fielder Flint, S. G. Mobbs, and C. H. Halsey (Sub-Section Leaders).  The chairman thanked the Special Constables for the inestimable service they had rendered during the year, and appealed to them to continue their service.  They had done a lot of useful work for the county.  After discussing under what conditions they should continue their service, it was unanimously decided that the period of service should be till nine months after the end of the war.  It was also announced that new badges would shortly be issued to ‘Specials’.

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