Horace Henry Kingshott

I don't know a great deal about Horace Henry Kingshotts policing career, but include him on this page in the hope that someone will know something more. Horace was my 9th cousin once removed.


Horace was born at Croydon, Surrey, England on 25th September 1905. He was the youngest of seven children born to James and Jessie Clarinda Kingshott. Sadly he lost two brothers in the First World War, George Daniel James Kingshott and William Ernest Kingshott, but was luckily too young to have fought himself.


Horace married Florence Crowe at Wandsworth Registry Office, London, on 18th September 1948.


Horace started his police career in the Metropolitan Police. Another brother, James Kingshott, was also a Metropolitan Police officer.


I don't know very much about Horace's career but at some point he moved to what was then Rhodesia where he joined the Northern Rhodesian Police, rising to become Chief of Police there.

Horace died in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa on 17th March 1997. He was survived by his wife who died there on 6th July 1990. I believe that they had a daughter, but have no details.


If you have any knowledge of Horace, or his descendants, I would very much like to hear from you.

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