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Frank Arthur Money Vincent

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Frank Arthur Money Vincent (1875-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"FRANK ARTHUR MONEY VINCENT, C.I.E., C.B.E., M.V.O., who was elected a Companion of the Institution in 1943, spent twenty-five years of his career in India, in the course of which he held important positions in the Indian Imperial Police.

He was born in 1875 and educated at Dulwich College and the City and Guilds Engineering College, London.

He began his service in the Indian Police in 1895, being later attached to the Criminal Investigation Department as assistant inspector general, Bombay Presidency. He next served as deputy commissioner, Criminal Investigation Department, Bombay, and as deputy director, Criminal Intelligence, Government of India, finally becoming commissioner of police in Bombay.

He retired from the Indian Police Force in 1920 and returning to England was for the next fifteen years chairman of various selection boards of the Civil Service Commissioners. He was also responsible for the organization of the Indian section of the British Empire Exhibition. In 1940 he was recalled from his retirement and became attached to the Air Ministry. After acting as area officer he was appointed regional controller and finally took over the onerous duties of representative of the Ministry of Aircraft Production for the East and West Ridings of Yorkshire.

His death occurred at Pevensey Bay, Sussex, on 21st October 1950."

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