Saunders, Lewis, 174, Police Constable.

Little Hadham - Funeral Of P.C. Saunders.


Hertfordshire Mercury, 13th February 1926.

The funeral took place at the Church, on January 30th. The church was crowded. Superintendent Wright, of Bishop’s Stortford, made the police arrangements  for the funeral. following the mourning coaches were 21 Constables of the Bishop’s Stortford  or ‘A’ Division, Superintendent Wright , Inspector Herbert (Ware) , and Sergeant Downing (Much Hadham ) were the police officers in charge. When the cortege reached the church the police lined either side of the road and formed a guard of honour for the procession to pass through into the church. Six Constables, P.C. Gillett , P.C. Barker ,  P.C. D. H. Gillett. P.C. Hill , P.C. Spencer, and P.C. Skeggs acted as bearers. The Rev. C. Dale-Williams, the Rector, officiated. Among those present were some members of the local branch of the British Legion, as well as members of the Police Force ; Mr W. Hastings representing the Much Hadham Men’s Institute , of which the deceased was a member. Among the tributes of affection were wreaths from the ‘A’ or Bishop’s Stortford Division , from his old comrades , from the Hadham branch of the British Legion , and from Much Hadham Men’s Institute .

It was a very impressive funeral , and on all sides the greatest respect to the memory of the deceased , who had so worthily served his country and county both as a soldier and a very efficient member of the Herts County Constabulary .

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