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Name: RIDDICK, Charles (Capt.)

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Birth Date: 8 Sep 1873 Ferozepore, West Bengal, India

Death Date: 26 May 1962 Christchurch, Hants.

First Date: 1906

Profession: Police

Area: Kampala

Married: 1. Mary Frances Blackburn b. 12 Sep 1874 Spain, d. 18 May 1965 London 2. In Fulham 1911 Edith Blackmore b. 5 Apr 1884 Salisbury, Wilts., d. 1975 Weymouth

Children: Launcelot Carlyon (2 June 1898 Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana-1965); Albert Edward (5 Feb 1901 Demerara-Mahaica-1961); Joyce (12 July 1913 Salisbury-2003); Denis Charles Bushman (1918 Newton Abbot-1944)

Book Reference: Cuckoo, Police, Lorimer, Red 25, Playne, Drumkey, Red 22, UJ, EAHB 1907, Gazette, North

General Information:

Police - Appointed by the Colonial Office to succeed Hulme-Henderson as Deputy Inspector General of Police. Riddick had been a 3rd class Constable in the British Guiana Police in 1894, was promoted Sub-Inspector in 1896, and was transferred as a Captain to the West African Frontier Force in 1900. He served with them until appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police in EA. In 1908 transferred as the first Commissioner of Police in Uganda.
Playne - In January 1906, Mr Henderson's connection with the force was severed, and Captain C. Riddick, formerly of the British Guiana Police, was appointed Deputy Inspector-General. ......... In 1908 Captain W.F.S. Edwards DSO, Inspector-General of the Uganda Police, was appointed Inspector-General of the Police of both Protectorates, and Mr Donald returned to the magistracy. Captain Riddick was transferred to the Uganda Police as Commissioner, and Mr W.K. Notley, Deputy Inspector-General of the Uganda Police, was transferred to the EA Police as Commissioner.
Drumkey 1909 - Police - Deputy Inspector-General
Uganda Journal - Vol 30, p.173 - 1894-1906 Police Service in British Guiana, Sierra Leone, Southern Nigeria; 1906 Deputy Inspector-General, EA Police; 1908 Commissioner of Police, Uganda; 1922 retired; died 26 May 1962
EAHB 1907 - Lieut. 4th Battn. Essex Regt. 1902; Captain 1906; Instructors (Officers) Certificate School of Musketry, Hythe 1898; P.S. Certificate (Captain) Chelsea 1903
Gazette - 15/3/1906 - Appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police - 16/2/1906
Gazette - 15/3/1906 - arrived on 1st appointment from England - 7/3/1906
Cuckoo - succeeded H. Hulme Henderson as Deputy Inspector-General of Police. Came from British Guiana Police. 1908 - Commissioner of Police in Uganda.

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