Police Constable killed in air raid, 1941


Police-Constable Whitehead

Poilice-constable Edgar John Whitehead, who was killed in an air-raid while on duty in the City on January 11th (1941), was the elder son of Mr and Mrs. J. Whitehead , 13 Holybrook Way, Bromley.

Police-constable Whitehead, who was only 23 years of age, was educated at Bromley Common School, and later won a scholarship to the local Central School.  On completing his education he was apprenticed to Me. Wade, the electrician, of High Street, Bromley, and two years ago joined the City of London Police.

A married man, he leaves a widow, who lives at 17 Cranleigh Close, Orpington, and two young children.

Mr and Mrs J. Whitehead’s other son, Albert, has been a prisoner of war in Germany since June 1, 1940.

The funeral at Bromley Cemetery on January 16 was attended by the Superintendent and a dozen officers of the City of London Police.

The mourners were his father and mother, his three sisters, Mr Walker (father-in-law) Mr and Mrs Trudgett (uncle and aunt), Mrs A. Whitehead and Miss F. Whitehead (aunt and cousin), Mrs T. Whitehead (aunt), Mrs Dedman and Miss Jones.

Flowers were sent by the widow and children, father and mother, the missed Peggy, Eva and Una Whitehead, Mr A. Whitehead, Mr and Mrs Whitehead, Mr and Mrs Humphrey and Olive, Mr and Mr Trudgett and family.  Mr and Mrs Arthur Whitehead, Mr and Mrs T. Whitehead, Cit of London Police officers and men, City of London Police School of Instruction, Mr and Mrs Arnold, Messrs and Madames Dedman, Jone and Cobb, Mr Kerr and all at Highfield Road, Mr Archer, Mrs Knight and Ann, Mr and Mrs Beckway, Mr and Mrs Clare, Mr and Mrs Martin, Mr and Mrs Mitchell.  A few neighbours and friends, staff at 85 and Miss Wright.

Funeral arrangements by W. Smith and Sons, Bromley Common.

Bromley & District Times, 7th February 1941, page 6

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