Peter Sherren OLM

Peter Denis Wray Richards Sherren OLM (1920 - 1995)

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Peter Denis Wray Richards Sherren OLM
Born in Wimereaux, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of [private wife (1920s - 2010s)]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - unknown)] and [private son (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Harare, Zimbabwemap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jun 2018 | Last significant change: 14 Nov 2018
19:53: Andrew Field edited the Biography for Peter Denis Wray Richards Sherren OLM (1920-1995). [Thank Andrew for this]
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Categories: Harare, Harare Province | Commissioners, British South Africa Police | Officer of the Legion of Merit (OLM), Rhodesia | Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service - until 2012 | Prominent Persons, Rhodesia.


Birth and Upbringing: Born 1920 Wimereux, France and educated Leigh Hall College, Essex, where he achieved sporting honours.
Vocation: His career started in the family business, but he was drawn to Africa and attested into the BSA Police in August 1939; Reg. No. 3862; He spend the first years of his service in the districts before secondment to World War II active service. Sherren returned to Rhodesia in 1946. He was commissioned in October 1956 and took command positions in Umtali and Fort Victoria Districts, and then Matabeleland Province, before arriving at General Headquarters. He was promoted to Deputy Commissioner (Crime and Security) in 1970 and shorthly thereafter became Commissioner of the BSA Police. He served until February 1978 retiring with the rank of Commissioner.
Honours and Awards: Awarded CPM 1959; PCD 1971; OLM 1973; CLM 1977; OLM 1978; and PLSM.
Demise: Peter Sherren died in Harare 16 August 1995.[1] [2].


  1. Andrew Field: BSA Police Commissioners BSAP Website
  2. Obituary Notice Outpost Magazine: Journal of the BSA Police

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