One man and his dog host a CID Party
When we first pubished the photograph below we mentioned that now we're stepping back in time! You may have recognized Detective Milton Murray Marsh (seated 2nd from right) who kindly supplied the photograph, but how about the rest of the group? What's the occasion, what year was it taken, and who is the man with the dog?
Well, the photograph was taken in 1958 at the home of Lt. Col C.J.R Newing (former Head of C.I.D.) with a group of CID Officers. They were all identified by the gentleman standing at top left - Ian Morrison who was a young CID officer at the time. They are listed below the photograph.
Back row (l-r) , Ian Morrison, Leon Bean, Lieut-Colonel C.J.R. Newing (former Head of CID),
Bob Irons, Oliver Trott, and Hubert Simmons, and John J. Sheehy
Front Row (l-r) John .L. Hobbs, Ian Kane, W.S. Bill Freeman, John Starbuck, John Mullan,
Sinclair Bean, Milton Murray Marsh, and F.M. “Happy” Duerden.
Misssing is John Logan who took the photograph. And how do we know that John Logan is the missing photographer? Well, we discovered an almost identical photo in the Police Magazine dated Winter 1966 (see below) which includes John Logan but excludes John Mullan who also worked in C.R.O. as a photographer.
The only officers who we know for sure are still with us are Ian Morrison who still resides on Island, and Hubert Simmons who is in the Extended Care Unit at K.E.M.H. If anyone has information about John Hobbs, Ian Kane, Bill Freeman or Bob Irons we would be pleased to hear from you.