A Special Remembrance Service At Surrey Police HQ

A very special Remembrance Service was held today at Mount Browne, where a plaque was dedicated to three men who had been police officers in the Guildford Borough Police and who lost their lives in WW1 whilst serving in the Coldstream Guards and Scots Guards. At that time there were three police forces in the county, and whilst the 15 officers in the then Surrey Constabulary who fell are all remembered on a plaque at HQ, this was the first opportunity to recognise the three officers from Guildford Borough Police. The Service was opened by DCC Gavin Stephens, and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Major General Tim Sulivan delivered a moving address. All present were particularly grateful to the PCC, David Munro, and Chief Constable, Nick Ephgrave, for providing this unique opportunity, and to Phil Bradman and Sarah Best from Surrey History Centre, for their extensive research into the military careers of the three officers;


PC 14 William George DEACON

PC 20 Sidney Charles MACEY

PC 23 Henry John GASCOYNE DCM