Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Bentley
Initials:   D.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  4532583
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. Formerly West Yorkshire Regiment. 28/7/40 Transferred to CMP. 19/11/43 Died. He was born and resided in Leeds. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942. Died from Diarrhoea 19/11/1942, Tamba (692). Casualty List 793, Malaya, Missing, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1289, Correction List 1123, Malaya previously reported missing now reported POW. Casualty List 1920, CMP, POW. Previously reported POW now reported Died, Malaya, date of death 19/11/1943. previous list 1123, (corrected by 1289, Malaya). Info from Japanese POW index card: Duncan Bentley, Born 1/12/1909 at 10 Crofton Terrace, Morley, Leeds, occupation Textile Worker, Wife Mrs J Bentley, 10 Jowetts Terrace, High Street, Morley, Leeds, mother Mary. He is named on Roll of British POW's held in Japan or Japanese Occupied Territory: 3857, Bentley, Duncan, L/Cpl, 4532583, Army, captured 15/2/1942, liberated 19/11/1943, camp MA, Malaya, Deceased. He is named on the Death Register, "F" & "H" Force, 81, 4532583, Bentley, D, L/Cpl, 18 Div Pro Coy, died 19/11/1943, cause diarrhea, 642, Burma Hospital, Kamburi, Thailand "H". He is named on POW Camp List Malaya, 1/11/1944: Bentley, Duncan, Army, L/Cpl, new POW No. IV 1929, old POW, No. i/1375, 4532483, 18/11/18. Casualty List 793, Malaya, Missing, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1123, Malaya, previously reported Missing now reported POW, previous List 793, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1287, corrections, List 1124, Malaya, previously reported Missing now reported POW, rank should read L/Cpl. Duncan Bentley.

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Date Killed: 19th November 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
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