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John Royston SEARLE

19th Sep 19411 -

Police Officer - Bristol Constabulary and subsequently Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Life History:

19th Sep 1941

Born in Summerhayes Nursing Home, Wimbourne Road,Kinson, Dorset.1

7th Dec 1941

Baptised in St Andrews Church, Kinson, Dorset.2

Godparents: Edward Searle, Alice Gossling, James Cole.

between 1946 and 1948

Educated Primary School (Infants) in East Howe County Primary Infants School, Bournemouth, Hampshire.3

from 1949 to 1951

Educated Primary School (Junior) in East Howe County Primary Junior School.

between 1952 and 1957

Educated Grammar in Bournemouth School.

from 23rd Aug 1957 to Sep 1961

Occupation Navigating Apprentice in BP Tanker Co Ltd.4,5

Indentured as a Navigating Apprentice to BP Tanker Co Ltd he joined his first ship, MV "British Empress" in Falmouth where the ship was undergoing a refit. The "British Empress" was a heavy fuel oil tanker and after leaving Falmouth carried out a number of trips to Sweden, Norway and Belgium as well as several UK coastal Voyages.

He left this ship in December 1957 and then joined the SS "Beecher Island" agin in Falmouth. The "Beecher Island" was a standard T2 tanker built in the USA and was used for carrying crude oil. Several voyaes were made to South Africa, Iran, Kuwait, Argentina and Uraguay.

1961

Educated Welsh College of Advanced Technology, Cardiff. in Cardiff, Glamorgan.

Studied here prior to sitting the examination for Second Mates Certificate of Competency. Left early to go back to sea to earn more sea time. Only mentioned as this was were he met Penny, his wife.

between 21st Oct 1961 and 15th Mar 1962

Occupation Third Officer. MV "Iron Age". Common Bros (Vallum Shipping Company).

He joined the "Iron Age" at Cardiff. The "Iron Age" was a bulk ore carrier and made voyages to South Africa and Norway.

16th Jul 1962

Educated Plymouth and Devonport College of Technology. Second Mates Certificate of Competency (Foreign Going) in Plymouth, Devon.6

between 23rd Aug 1962 and 18th Jan 1964

Occupation Third Officer. SS Mary Holt. Guinea Gulf Line in Liverpool.7

The "Mary Holt" was a passenger/cargo liner running between Liverpool and West African ports.

between 7th Feb 1964 and 17th Apr 1965

Occupation Third Officer, SS Mahronda, Brocklebank Line.

Relieving duties whilst ship was loading/discharging cargo in UK and Continental Ports

4th Jun 1964

Other event.. in Devon.

First Mates Certificate Examined 25 May 1964 Certificate issued in Plymouth 8 June 1964
Type: Qualificat Examined 25 May 1964 Certificate issued in Plymouth 8
June 1964

between 1965 and 1966

Occupation PC 306B, Metropolitan Police. in Metropolitan Police..

Stationed at Chelsea Police Station.

between 1965 and 1966

Occupation PC 306B, Metropolitan Police. B Division Stationed at Chelsea Police Station..

between 1966 and 1970

Occupation Police Officer - Saskatoon City Police Dept. in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

between 1966 and 1970

Emigrated.

England to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
England to Saskatoon, Sask, Canada

24th Sep 1966

Married Penelope Barnett FLINT in Bromborough, Cheshire.

18th Jan 1969

Birth of daughter Stephanie Ruth SEARLE in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

between 1970 and 1999

Occupation Police Officer - Bristol Constabulary and subsequently Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

28th Dec 1970

Birth of daughter Julie Michelle SEARLE in Clifton, Bristol,.

between 1971 and 1973

Resident in 25, Dormer Road, Eastville, Bristol,.

1971

Other event.. in St George, Bristol,.8

Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct Awarded for rescuing two people from a burning building in Church Road, St George

between 1971 and 1973

Resident in Eastville, Bristol,.

between 1973 and 1978

Resident in Yate, Bristol,.

1973

Other event...

Qualified to rank of Sergeant

1973

Other event...

Type: Qualificat Qualified to rank of Sergeant

1974

Other event...

Type: Qualificat Qualified to rank of Inspector

1974

Other event...

Qualified to rank of Inspector

between 1978 and 2000

Resident in 232, Park Lane, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, South Gloucestershire.

between 1978 and 2001

Resident in Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, South Gloucestershire.

26th Jun 1978

Birth of son David John SEARLE in Bristol,.

2nd Aug 1999

Retired.

Other facts:

 

Religion Church of England.

 

Titled "Mr".

 

Nationality British.

 

Number of children 3.

 

Number of marriages 1.

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