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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   William James Gallop
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   17 October 1933
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   107 Rice Lane, Walton, Liverpool
Burial register information:
Book number: 1917
Page number: 174
Record number: 10987
Official at burial:
   W.L. Jones
Source of information:
  Burial Register

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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

William James Gallop
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattison
Date of source:    19 October 1933
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News










His many friends in Newbury and district will regret to hear of the sudden death of ex-inspector William James Gallop, which occurred , whilst he was on holiday, at Walton Hospital, Liverpool, during Thursday night. He was 61 years of age. He had been staying with his brother, who is Chief Warder at Walton Prison, Liverpool, and had only been there about a week when he was taken ill. Mr. Gallop was rushed to the hospital, and underwent an operation on Tuesday last week, which he came through successfully. When Mrs. Gallop left him on Thursday he seemed quite bright, but he passed away during the night unexpectedly.


Mr. Gallop was a native of Clerkenwell, London, and his father was Chief Warder at Pentonville Prison. He joined the Police Force forty years ago, and served thirty-three years and three months. He went through his course of training at the Reading headquarters. Mr. Gallop was first stationed at Newbury, but he served many years in the district, being at Bucklebury for two years and Stockcross three. He was then promoted to sergeant, and spent nine and a half years at Thatcham. He attained the rank of inspector, and spent the remaining years of his service at the depots at Milton and Didcot.


After leaving the Force, he went as supervising constable for the War Department Constabulary at Didcot. He was a member of the Retired Police Officers’ Association. Well-liked by everyone, he was popular with the men in his charge. Upon retiring, Mr. Gallop came to settle at Shaw, where he had lived for nearly seven years, and had only recently moved into Jubilee-road. He had been a member of the Jack of Newbury Lodge of Oddfellows for over forty years.


He married Susan, the third daughter of the late Mr. Caleb Griffith, of Bartholomew-street, who survives him, together with one son and two daughters.


The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, the first part of the service being at the Methodist Church, Bartholomew-street, where Mr. and Mrs. Gallop were married forty years ago. The Minister, the Rev. W. Lawson Jones, officiated.


The mourners were the Widow, Mr. W. Gallop (son), Mrs Paulin and Mrs Hammond (daughters), Mr. and Mrs. E. Gallop (brother and sister-in-law), Kenneth Paulin and Raymond Hammond (grandsons), Mr. F. Paulin and Mr. A. Hammond




(sons-in-law), Mr. E. Hayward (nephew), Mrs. Priest (friend).


Some of Mr. Gallop’s former colleagues were also present, including Supt. W. Simmons, with whom he had a pleasant association for a number of years, ex-Inspector F.W. Taylor, ex-sergeant Daniel Wheeler, ex-sergeant W. Hill, ex-sergeant Elsbury, ex-P. C. Langford and ex-P. C. Palmer.



Followed by the names of a large number of acquaintances and former colleagues.


Newbury Weekly News 19 October 1933

Mrs. P. p. 167 P(B)5

Died 13 October 1933 aged 61

Buried 17 October 1933 Bk 1917 p. 174 no. 10987




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