James Loftus Otway 1912-

Born: 27 Jan 1912
Father:Alexander Loftus Otway
Mother:Bessie Norah Hickman
Education:Merchant Taylors
Occupation:Police Officer
Updated: 30 Sep 1994


JAMES LOFTUS b. 27. 1.1912 - James Loftus was educated at Merchant Taylors School, near Liverpool. He enlisted in the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was promoted Sergeant. He asked to be transferred to the battalion where his uncle, Herbert Francis, was adjutant, which was not well received.

He left the Army and joined the Colonial Police (Palestine), where he was quickly promoted to Sergeant. He was badly wounded in the stomach and arm by the Jews, and was awarded the King's Police Medal for Gallantry. He was immediately promoted Inspector and thence to Chief Inspector.

Before World War II he was posted to Aden as Superintendent. After the War he was posted to Cyprus where he became Chief Superintendent. A Greek colleague attempted to frame him over money, so he retired, a very sick man. He died of cancer in the fifties.

He married Mary , who hit the headlines in 1941 as "The Florence Nightingale of Dunkirk". She was a nurse and was one of the last to leave the beaches. They had three sons who went to Emmanuel College, Wandsworth.

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