• George Totterdell

  • Collar Number(s) 173 226


  • Career History/Biography

    George Totterdell was born on in Eastwood, Southend-on-Sea, Essex


    George Totterdell joined on .


    27/5/1913: Cautioned for leaving his beat and neglecting to attend 2 conference points.

    26/7/1913 - Cautioned and fined 2/6d for failing to report himself off duty.

    07/03/1919: Re-joined as PC 226

    19th July 1926: Promoted to Acting Sergeant (A/PS)

    15th August 1926: Promoted to Sergeant (PS)

    1927: Promoted to the Merit Class for consistent skill, energy, tact in the detection and preparation of a large number of difficult cases during the past few years culminating in a case of manslaughter at Stanford Le Hope in September 1926.

    1st October 1929: Promoted to Inspector

    22nd May 1932: Promoted to Superintendent

    In 1956, George Totterdell published his memoirs in an autobiography entitled, "A Country Copper"


    Highest Rank Attained: Superintendent


    • Postings

    • 1914: Maldon, Southend-on-Sea
    • 1919: Rayleigh
    • 1921: Romford
    • 1926: Stanford-le-Hope
    • 1927: Grays
    • 1929: Romford
    • 1932: Headquarters


Post Career:

  • George left the police on for reason: Retired - Pensioned



    Record of Service

    George Totterdell's record of service survives in Essex Police Archives.


    † George Totterdell died on