Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Casburn
Initials:   P.M.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  7690231
Notes:   CMP. POW. Enlisted in to CMP. 18 Div Pro Coy. He was born in Nottinghamshire and resided in London N. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942. Died from tropical ulcers 9/8/1943 at Sonkrai, Thailand. Wife's address: Mrs D l Casburn, 4 Densworth Grove, Edmonton, London NW9. Info from Japanese POW index card: Phillip Montague Casburn. Born 24/2/1911 at Balderton, Newark on Trent, occupation Butcher, home address as above, father Montague, mother Catherine. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan or Japanese occupied territory: 8371, Casburn, Phillip M, L/Cpl, 7690231, Army, captured 15/2/1942, died 9/8/9143, camp MA, Malaya, (Thailand). deceased. He is listed on Burial Register No. 2 POW Camp, Sonkrai: 364, 7690231, L/Cpl, Casburn, P, CMP, row 4 grave 5. He is named on Unreported Deaths of Allied Prisoners: Casburn, Phillip Montague, L/Cpl, 7690231, tropical ulcers 9/8/1943. He is listed on roll of Kami Sankuri Camp No.1, CMP. died 9/8/1943, 18 Div Pro Coy. 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 1934, previously reported POW now reported Died date of death 9/8/1943, previous List 1126, Malaya. Philip Montague Casburn.

POW Details:
Camp: Burma     MYANMAR
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 9th August 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
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