• Frederick Halstead

  • Collar Number(s) 239


  • Career History/Biography

    Frederick Halstead was born in 1866 in Margaretting


    Frederick Halstead joined Essex County Constabulary on .

    Before joining, Frederick worked as a Railway Porter

    In the 1891 Census, PC Halstead is recorded as living in Wickham St Paul with his wife Annie, and children Ethel (3 years) and Frederick (1 year).

    Following PC Halstead's death, the following obituary appeared in the Essex Weekly News on 11th September 1896:

    Sad Death of P.c. Halstead

    Police-constable Frederick Halstead, stationed at Wickham St. Paul's, died on Sunday from Typhoid fever, which is supposed to have been contracted whilst he was on duty at Southend during August Bank Holiday. He was there for two days, and, owing to lack of other accommodation, slept in a railway carriage.

    After his return home he was taken ill on August 18, and was attended by a medical man and treated for catarrh. On August 28, however, typhoid fever suddenly developed, and to this he succumbed on Sunday. After the typhoid was discovered, the case was reported to Dr. Holden, the local Medical Officer of Health, and the water supply was analysed, with the result that the water was found to be pure. It is, therefore, thought that the deceased contracted the disease at Southend. Halstead, who was popular with both the public and his comrades, leaves a widow and four young children.



    • Postings

    • 1886: Saffron Walden
    • 1891: Wickham St. Paul (Detached Beat)


Post Career:

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



    Record of Service

    Frederick Halstead's record of service has been lost.


    † Frederick Halstead died on


    PC Halstead died of Typhoid, aged 30 years..