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There is a victorian policeman's picture on ebay cartes de visite at the moment and his number is 256H

CDV Victorian Policeman Carte de Visite by Port of Stonehouse Devon

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There are actually a few more, one being Hackney photograph..... all in uniforms.

Very interesting!!! I'm by no means an expert, so forgive me if I'm talking through my hat. But I don't believe this chap is from "our" H Division. My reasoning for this is the "stripes" on his leave, I've never seen a Met bobby wearing such things. There also appears to be some sort of symbol or the like before his collar numbers, which I am unable to account for. The collar numbers also appear to be smaller that the divisional letter, or is that just my eyes? Also given were the picture was taken I would suggest perhaps this chap is in fact from Devonshire Constabulary, perhaps they had a H Division as well???
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Very interesting!!! I'm by no means an expert, so forgive me if I'm talking through my hat. But I don't believe this chap is from "our" H Division. My reasoning for this is the "stripes" on his leave, I've never seen a Met bobby wearing such things. There also appears to be some sort of symbol or the like before his collar numbers, which I am unable to account for. The collar numbers also appear to be smaller that the divisional letter, or is that just my eyes? Also given were the picture was taken I would suggest perhaps this chap is in fact from Devonshire Constabulary, perhaps they had a H Division as well???


There is another picture, also appearing to be H Division. But again I don't believe this is Whitechapel H Division either. We've got those stripes again on the sleeve and a top hat instead of a custodian helmet.
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The stripes on the sleeve could be service stripes,such as was used in the British army,showing years of service.
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The stripes on the sleeve could be service stripes,such as was used in the British army,showing years of service.

Yes Harry without a doubt. But I don't believe these were used by the Metropolitan Police, I strongly suspect that these Bobbies are from Devonshire Constabulary or whatever it was called back in the day.
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Well I'm no expert either, but if it helps here are a couple of links showing that there was an H division in Devon and showing constables with stripes below the elbow.

http://british-police-history.uk/sho...ab=0&nav=alpha

https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk...ary-1856-1966/
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Also, there was a Hackney in Devon - don't know if that's relevant?
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I'm not 100% certain but I think those are Good Conduct Stripes.
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