Centenary News

South Wales Police has undertaken extensive research in newspapers, archives and other records to enable the force to participate in the commemorations to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Research that has led us to learn about the personal stories of each of the police officers who fought and those who died, and which we hope will help ensure their sacrifice is never forgotten.

Centenary Officers

Remembering our Welsh Constabulary Heroes

At the outbreak of war in August 1914 men from all over Europe volunteered to serve. Several hundred police officers from across Wales joined them. By the end of the war 90 had died from South Wales alone, many more had been wounded, all had made a sacrifice. On the 4th August 2014, in recognition […]


First World War Centenary – South Wales Police’s Booklet Remembers Their Fallen

South Wales Police honour their fallen in a special 1914 edition booklet.


Remembering our Welsh Constabulary Heroes

At the outbreak of war in August 1914 men from all over Europe volunteered to serve. Several hundred police officers from across Wales joined them. By the end of the war 90 had died from South Wales alone, many more had been wounded, all had made a sacrifice.


World War One Hero Remembered

Sunday, August 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of PC Albert Appleton, the first police officer from the predecessor forces of South Wales Police to be killed in the First World War.


Help our museum mark the centenary of the First World War

The force museum wants your help to gather information about the many serving officers from our predecessor forces who fought and died during World War One.