Category: News

LPHS news and announcements.

PC Archibald Johnston – Lanarkshire Constabulary

PC Archibald Johnston Lanarkshire Constabulary 1895 to 1927 Archibald Johnston was born on the 12 March 1873 at Broad Street in Campbeltown, Argyll. He joined Lanarkshire Constabulary on the 30th September 1895 and was...

Lanarkshire Policewoman Bravery Award – 1955

                         On the 3rd of June 1955, two young Glasgow neds escaped from a Borstal in the East Lothian area. John Robinson (18) and Gilbert McCawley (17) headed back to their roots in the...

Death of retired Constable William Swan

I regret to inform you of the death of retired Constable William Swan, affectionately known as ‘Big Bird’, who passed away suddenly, at home, on Saturday, 16 September 2017. Unfortunately, Willie suffered from diabetes...

Lanarkshire Police Ancestry Requests

We have received a number of interesting requests recently for research into former Lanarkshire Constabulary officers. The requests have came from England, Canada x 2 and Australia. We will be posting the details of...

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Lanarkshire Police Memorial Service 2014

On Sunday 9 November 2014 the Annual Lanarkshire Constabulary Memorial Service was held at the Lanarkshire Police Memorial in the grounds of Hamilton Sheriff Court. The Reverend Georgie Baxendale, Motherwell South Parish Church,  conducted...