Compton, Boston Charles, 221, Police Constable.

Richard Liversidge

PC 221 Compton
Neil Harrison, Gt Gt Grandson of Jeremiah
PC 221 Compton
Neil Harrison, Gt Gt Grandson of Jeremiah

Boston was born on the 27th December 1878 and served as a Constable in Hertfordshire from the 26th October 1899 until the 26th December 1924. During the 1901 census he was recorded as being a Constable living in St. Ippollitts. In the 1911 census he was the Constable in Watton at Stone.

During the Great War he volunteered for the Army and became a Section B Reservist but there is no record of him having been mobilised.

PC 221 Compton featured in a number of General Orders, including;
GO 92 of the 11 April 1919 – ordered his transfer from F Division at Bengeo to F Division at Tewin.
GO 192 of the 29th November 1921 – announced a pay increase.
GO 1886 of the 7th November 1924 – announced his retirement.
GO 7 of the 21st January 1925 – announced the award of his pension.

Boston’s father was Constable 119 Jeremiah Compton, born 1852 he also served in Hertfordshire from the 1st February 1881 to the 15th February 1906. The 1891 census shows him as a Constable in Letty Green and in the 1901 census he was at Little Hadham.

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