Henry Inman was born in Portsea Island, Hampshire, England back in 1816 to James and Mary. His father was a Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Naval College. in 1833, at 17 he enlisted for the Portuguese Liberal wars as a cadet lancer. He returned to England enlisted in the British Auxiliary Legion where he was promoted to lieutenant. He was awarded the Laureate Cross of Saint Ferdinand for gallantry in action.
After the war, he sailed to South Australia. It was there where he participated in the capture of a burglary and murderer. In 1838, he was recruited by the Governor of South Australia, John Hindmarsh. Henry at the young age of 21 was hired as the first Police Commissioner and founder of the South Australia Police. He was promoted to the Superintendent of Police in 1838. He helped design the first police uniforms.
In 1848, he returned to England where he was appointed rector of All Saints, North Scarle, Lincolnshire where he served 36 years until his death in 1895.
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