Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Boyes
Initials:   C.C.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  6085056
Notes:   HE WAS BORN IN EASTBOURNE AND RESIDED IN BRIGHTON AND FORMERLY SERVED IN THE WEST SURREY REGT. 10/9/44 L/CPL'S CROUCH AND BOYES SHRAPNEL WOUNDS AT T JUNCTION IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF COY HQ's PREVIOUS LOCATION, COY BILLET SEVERELY DAMAGED BY SHELLFIRE. NO TRACE CAN BE FOUND OF L/CPL BOYES MOTOR CYCLE OR THOMPSON SUB MACHINE GUN WHICH DISAPPEARED FROM HIS PLACE OF DUTY WHEN HE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED AND EVACUATED TO HOSPITAL. 14/9/44 L/CPL BOYES DIED FROM WOUNDS. UNIT WAR DIARY W170/494. INSCRIPTION ON GRAVESTONE: THE LORD THOUGHT IT BEST AND CALLED HIM HOME TO REST.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 14th September 1944
Company: 56 DIV PRO COY
Cemetery: GRADARA WAR CEMETERY   ITALY
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