Edward Richard Henry blue plaque in Ascot

Sir Edward Richard Henry Bt GCVO KCB CSI 1850-1931 fingerprint pioneer, Commissioner of Police 1903-1918. Lived in Cissbury 1920-1931

Sir Edward Richard Henry, 1st Baronet GCVO KCB CSI KPM (26 July 1850 – 19 February 1931) was the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (head of the Metropolitan Police of London) from 1903 to 1918. His commission saw the introduction of police dogs to the force (a development which he regarded with good will), but he is best remembered today for his championship of the method of fingerprinting to identify criminals.

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