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"P C Stephens" veteran of the Anglo-Zulu War and 22 year veteran of the Leicester Police Force who died on 4 April, 1908.

During the Anglo-Zulu War Stephens with his section of 10/7 R.A., served with Evelyn Wood's Flying Column. The battery was armed with 2 7-pounder guns but converted over to Gatling Guns before going into the field with the second invasion and were the first Gatling armed battery in the British Army.

Stephens returned to South Africa from 1880 until 1886 and during that time in addition to getting married he was stationed in Zululand itself in August, 1884, as well as at Rorke's Drift in October of that same year.

He was granted Good Conduct Pay three times: 15 December, 1879, 23 April, 1882 and 23 April 1884. Stephens mustered out of service on 14 December, 1889 at Fort Rowen, Gosport with 12 years of service.

Source: Soldiers Of The Queen.
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Very Unusual. Nice post Littlehand. (Never see anything like it)
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Nice one Graves. Would be great if we could find his Grave. Idea After all he took part in the Zulu War.
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Hi littlehand

I do know were he is buried :lol!: but I have not seen his grave. The next time I am in Leicester, I will visit the cemetery and try and locate his grave.

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Do you have the name of the Grave Yard in-question.
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Hi littlehand

I knew that would be your next question :lol!:

He is buried in Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester. Idea

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http://beta.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/larger-life-law-enforcer/article-1990425-detail/article.html
Includes a photo of funeral. ( To Small to see detail )
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Pc John William Stephens reputed to have been the inspiration for the famous song, "The Laughing Policeman"

Now who would have thought, that information would be found on a Zulu War Forum ( Well done to all concerned, My Old mum's amazed...Here you go Mum. Have a trip dowm memory Lane..

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Reply from Colin. Who’s a visitors guide for Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester.

"Hi Pete

Yes, PC Stephens, widely known as Tubby Stephens, is buried in Welford Road Cemetery, but unfortunately without a gravestone.

I too would like to be able to point it out - he is believed to be the inspiration for "The Laughing Policeman".

Sorry I can`t be more positive."


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Hi All

Just a quick update on this grave.

He is buried in consecrated ground Section O Plot 395.

Plot 395 is an umarked shared grave and is shared with the following.

BARKER THOMAS 1895 OCT 21 61
STEPHENS JOHN WILLIAM 1908 APR 8 47
BARKER SARAH 1910 FEB 1 76
BARKER SARAH ELIZABETH 1915 NOV 4 19
PAYNE MARTHA ELIZABETH 1936 SEP 30 81
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Well least we tryed to find a photo.

This is the best I can do with Funeral photo. But its gives a clear indication by the turnout, of the respect people had for him.
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Echo Johns words. "Well done to all concerned" Nice touch with the film footage John....
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This is why I love this forum. Wink

S.D

By the way. If anyone intends to bid on the post card on e-bay. See sellers History.. Suspect
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Not sure if I find that insulting to his memory or affectionate?
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impi, interesting, but not surprising! you thought the
former..i of course meant the latter.. No   Suspect 
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In Affectionate Remembrance of P.C. Stephens

I have five postcards depicting P.C. Stephens, I googled his name and came up with your forum. It makes interesting reading. I was going to try and sell them on ebay would any of your members be interested? I could photograph them and post them on your site. Not sure if they are worth much , or should i just keep them? thanks
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Redknight. Yes would love to see them. Please post, if you have problems posting send them to Admin, he will post under your name!
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hiya, check out the prices carefully my
friend..they are collectible ephemera!
cheers xhosa2000
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Welcome Redknight .
Would be good if you could post them on here  , may be beneficial ( to you  Very Happy )if you put them on ebay   Salute 
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Hi Les
I picked up one of these on ebay , it wasn't cheap ! .
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Hiya Gary. yeah the memorial card.. got one for £15.00 inc
postage, and yesterday i got another postcard which says
a group of Zulu's in the 1920's, and its yet another view of
the man we have come to know as Nshingwayo. that comes
tomorrow. just trying to replace image's that have been lost
through photo bucket. xhosa Salute
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Excellent JY Salute
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https://www.leics.police.uk/news/leicestershire/news/2020/december/pc-tubbys-policing-legacy-lives-on-as-family-member-joins-leicestershire-police/

“Cape Verde...” really?
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Has he left his skate board somewhere?
Those baseball caps just look really scruffy.

I've tried everywhere to get one with a peak at the back like the yoof of today but despite seeing loads about no one seems to sell them. scratch
Kate Joker
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Kate,

Do the Rat ones come with a white cover? Joker Joker Joker

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John
As an elite, highly trained, specialist unit Traffic Division would never lower itself to such slovenly items of head wear.
They did give us all flourescent baseball caps as a trial many years ago which were promptly dumped in the back of every locker.
As the red trouser was to the French army in the First World War so the white hat is to Traffic Divison today.
Though retired my white bowler still sits proudly on top of my bookcase.
Kate Very Happy
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We have 2 Rose's working out of our place - I was mortified when a baseball cap arrived in my pigeon hole from Uniform Stores - luckily it was for my oppo - dreadful things but favoured by some along with tucked in combat trousers and a whole range of "tackleberry" kit
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PostSubject: Re: In Affectionate Remembrance of P.C. Stephens   In Affectionate Remembrance of P.C. Stephens EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 1:36 pm

I've never understood why coppers today want to look like something from  a Gi Joe paramilitary swat team with every available velcro accessory, from anti shark repellent to portable balloon inflator attached to their armour and belt.
Baseball caps, deperate dan beards, tribal tattoos and trousers rolled into boots in case of snake attack do not present an approachable image for the public.
What is this obsession anyway with coppers and tactical velcro. (Personally I think it is a complete rip off)
It weren't like that in my day (swing that lamp)
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