Clitheroe Borough Police Memorial


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Reference WMO220874

Address:

Clitheroe Police Station

King Street,

Clitheroe, Lancashire

England

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Status: Lost/missing
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Unknown
Description: Photograph
Materials:
  • Glass Glass
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to two police constables lost at sea in 1915.The unveiling ceremony took place on 1st May, 1916, - p.m. Alderman A.Roberts ( Chairman of the Watch Committee ) doing the unveiling in the presence of :- the Mayor, Mr. J.T.Whipp; Alderman W. Hardacre ; Alderman C.T.Mitchell; Councillor A.H. Cottam ( Members of the Watch Committee ) Mr. Harry Weeks, (acting town clerk); Chief Constable , Mr. C.Griffin and members of the force. The picture hung in the Day Room of the police station.
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Clitheroe Borough Police in Memoriam. (picture next ) - then notes below - P.C.Pollitt joined Clitheroe Force on 18 March, 1907. P.C.Venn on 1st April, 1912./ Below again - Great European War./ Both the above officers joined the Military Police Corps on 22 June, 1915 and were drowned on the sinking of the 'S.S.Hythe ' after collision in the Mediterranean on 21 Oct. 1915.

P.C. Pollitt ; P.C. Venn.

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