• William Barnard

  • Collar Number(s) 39


  • Career History/Biography

    William Barnard was born in 1852 in High Roding, Essex


    William Barnard joined Essex County Constabulary on .

    Before joining, William worked as a Servant at Felsted School

    Barnard was promoted to the rank of sergeant on 20th December 1883 and to Inspector on 1st May 1895. He reached the rank of Superintendent on 1st May 1895.

    According to the 1891 Census, he was a lodger at an address in Rayne Road in Braintree, recorded as being a Sergeant of Police.

    During a lengthy career, he served at Chelmsford, Braintree, East Tilbury, Foulness, Southend, Witham, Maldon, Southend, Halstead and Dunmow.

    Barnard died suddenly on 4th March 1909.


    Highest Rank Attained: Superintendent


    • Postings

    • 1873: Chelmsford
    • 1873: Braintree
    • 1882: East Tilbury
    • 1883: Foulness
    • 1883: Witham
    • 1883: Braintree
    • 1894: Maldon
    • 1896: Southend
    • 1896: Halstead
    • 1901: Great Dunmow


Post Career:

  • William left the police on for reason: Death in Service



    Record of Service

    William Barnard's record of service survives in Essex Police Archives.


    † William Barnard died on


    His will was executed on 15th July 1909 in Ipswich, when he left £117 12s 2d to his wife Caroline..