Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Acford
Initials:   L.C.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  4921861
Notes:   CMP. He was born in Walsall, resided in Staffordshire and formerly served in the South Staffordshire Regiment. 16/12/1944 War Diary WO 171/7825. 16/12/1944, he was killed when the Coy. HQ was hit by a German V2 Rocket killing RSM Southon, L/Cpl Bunce, Duke, Hawkins, Jones, Nisbet, Toyne, Thompson and Yates. Relatives of the dead received £11 each which was collected by the Company. Casualty List 1647, Western Europe, Missing believed Killed, 16/12/1944. Casualty List 1656, Western Europe, previously reported missing believed killed now reported killed in action 16/12/1944, previous List 1647, 16/12/1944. No inscription on gravestone. Leslie Charles Acford.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 16th December 1944
Company: 185 PORTS COY
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