Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Cass
Initials:   H.
Rank:   2nd Lieutenant
Army No.:  182221
Notes:   CMP. TA. 50 Div Pro Coy. Discharged to Commission, London Gazette 35146, page 2433, dated 29/4/41, Green Howards, to be 2/Lt's Howard Cass (182221). 26/6/42 Died, age 28. Howard Cass. Extract from the Hull Daily Mail, 14/7/42. Hull Officer Killed. News has been received by Mrs Nancy Cass, of 10, Newbegin, Beverley, that her husband, 2/Lt Howard Cass, aged 28, had been killed in action in the Middle East while serving with the Green Howards. Lt Cass was educated at the Hull Grammar School, and in March, 1939, joined the Territorials Corps of Military Police. As a Lance Corporal he was called up at the outbreak of war. He was married in December that year and went to France at the beginning of 1940. He received his commission in April 1941, after attending an OCTU, and shortly after he went to the Middle East with his regiment. Before the war Mr Cass was employed by T T Cass and Sons, where his father is a director. He was a keen player for the Old Hullensians Rugby team, and at one time was a member of the Kingston Rowing club. Lieut Cass is the younger son of Mr and Mrs Cass of East Park Avenue, Hull. His elder brother is a Pilot Officer in the RAF.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 26th June 1942
Company: UNKNOWN
Cemetery: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL   EGYPT
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