Edward Richard Henry blue plaque in London

Sir Edward Henry (1850-1931), Metropolitan Police Commissioner 1903-1918 and pioneer of Fingerprint Identification lived here 1903-1920.

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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