Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Russell
Initials:   S.W.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/2251
Notes:   MFP. later 1/8 Hampshire Regiment. Awarded the Victory and War Medals. Home address: Carnation Cottage, Newnham Road, Binstead, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Served in Palestine and Egypt. Transferred to the 1/8 Hampshire Regiment, No. 38994. 10/12/18 died. Inscription on gravestone: Mizpah Mother. Sidney William Russell. Extract from the Isle of Wight Observer, 28/12/18. News has been received of the death in Egypt from Dysentery and Malaria on the 10th inst of PC Sidney W Russell, formerly stationed at Barton, Newport, whose parents live at Binstead, who was 27 years of age. He joined the Military Foot Police in October 1915 and went out to Egypt when he transferred to the 1/8 Hampshire Regiment (Princess Beatrice's Isle of Wight Rifles) and served in the Palestine campaign with them. He is the 5th member of the County Constabulary lost in the war.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 10th December 1918
Company: UNKNOWN
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