William F Dowdall of Cardiff, Papers

Scope and Content

Royal Life Saving Society Intermediate Certificate awarded to William F Dowdall, Cardiff City Police

Administrative / Biographical History

William Fred Dowdall was born in Aldershot in 1915 and served as a constable in the Metropolitan Police between 1935 and 1936. He joined the Cardiff City Police as a police constable on 17 April 1936. He married Dorothy Bailey from Conway Road, Cardiff in 1938 and they had one son. William Dowdall died in a bicycle accident, whilst on duty on 4 August 1941.



Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Clive Dowdall, December 2015

Other Finding Aids

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Heather Mountjoy for Glamorgan Archives with reference to DCONC/11/124.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the donor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


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