Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Cannon
Initials:   L.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  5437925
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. Enlisted in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, transferred to the Royal Sussex Regiment, 15/8/41 transferred to CMP. 4/8/43 Died. He was born in London EC and resided in London. Captured at Singapore 15/2/1942. Died from Diarrhoea 4/8/1943, Sonkrai, Thailand. Info from Japanese POW index card: Lengred Cannon, born 26/1/1921 at London, occupation Steward, Home address: 48 Shaftsbury Avenue, Preston Road, Nr Harrow. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan or Japanese held territory: 7955, Cannon, Lengred, Army, captured 15/2/1942, Died 4/8/1942, camp MA, Malaya, (Thailand). Deceased. He is listed on Nominal Roll of Overseas Party "F", 24/4/1943, roll no. 81. He is listed on Kami Sankuri No 1 camp roll: 5437925, L/Cpl, Cannon, L, CMP, 18 Division, died 4/8/1943. Casualty List 793, Malaya, Missing, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1126, Malaya previously reported missing now reported POW, previous List 793, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1659, previously reported POW in Japanese hands now reported died. previous List 1126, Malaya, date of death 4/8/1943. Lengred Cannon.

POW Details:
Camp: Burma     MYANMAR
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 4th August 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
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