Police pensioner dies aged 92
Hertfordshire Mercury, 23rd November 1951
The funeral took place at All Saints’ Church , Hertford , yesterday (Thursday) of Mr Frederick Johnson , of 40 West Street , Hertford , who at the age of 92 , was one of the oldest Metropolitan police pensioners in the country. He died suddenly at his home on Sunday .
During his service in the Metropolitan Police , Mr Johnson , who was a native of London , was on duty in the East End during the notorious ” Jack The Ripper ” outrages .
He received several medals ; Queen Victoria Jubilee 1887 , Coronation of King Edward VII , and King George V Coronation .
On his retirement in 1904 he came to Hertford , and for two years was landlord of the Three Tuns public house in St Andrews Street .
Afterwards , he worked for 10 years at Sele Farm , Hertford , until the First World War , when , for four years , until 1919 , he was employed at the Small Arms Factory , Enfield .
He next went to work at Letchworth Garden City , where he was a factory policeman at K and L Steel Founders for four years .
He then became assistant bailiff at Hertford Court .
From 1939 until 1946 he was a fire watcher at the Hertford Castle post and received the Defence Medal .
He leaves three sons and two daughters .