Police Constable James Mockford

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Photograph
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Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Glazed-framed square of silk, which has an oval monochrome photograph of PC 20A James Mockford at its centre. This is surrounded by embroidered motifs, including the crown, flags of the Allied countries, and stylised flowers, with motto above.
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(Silk panel): VICTORY OF THE ALLIED ARMY (Current frame caption): A Memorial from the Great War (1914-1918), probably displayed at Brighton Police Station./ The policeman is James Mockford, born at Piddinghoe 22 February 1887, subsequently moving to Ringmer from where/ he joined the Brighton Borough Police on 14 April 1910. He left on 1 April 1915 to join the Coldstream Guards./ Lance Corporal Mockford was killed in the Battle of the Somme on 16 September 1916 and is buried in the Guards/ Cemetery, Lesboefs, Somme, France.

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