he South Devon Railway Company built and operated a railway from Exeter to Plymouth in Devon, England, between 1846 and 1876. Several officers were discharged in 1849 of which twelve were selected by the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police to join that force 30 October 1849.

  1. Officers
  2. Wm. Thomas Baker - formerly a Sergeant with Plymouth Police and later police officer and Keeper of the Lock-up-House at Newton at a salary of £40 a year
  3. James Osborne
  4. Sergeant Coram
  5. Inspector Daniel Kerswill







Above: South Devon Railway Police Truncheon (Submitted by Simon Turner, gwra.co.uk)

  1. Northampton Mercury, 05 January 1850 - British Newspaper Archive
  2. Mayo Constitution, 16 January 1849 - British Newspaper Archive
  3. Western Daily Mercury, 12 March 1862 - British Newspaper Archive
  4. Edinburgh Evening Post and Scottish Standard, 21 April 1849 - British Newspaper Archive

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