Originally Posted by David Orsam
PC John Neil, 539 K, was transferred from K Division to J Division, to become 97 J, on the date of creation of J Division (2 August 1886) under Police Orders dated 28 July 1886.
He was one of around 500 constables transferred to J Division that day (not including CID constables, sergeants and higher ranks).
Also transferred from K Division that same day, according to Police Orders, was one John Thaim (sic) from K 179 to J 96.
Thanks David, that's very interesting!!
I'm told that his pension papers are now on Ancestry?