Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Cobbold
Initials:   P.L.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  14378733
Notes:   CMP. 242 (Beach) Pro Coy. He was born and resided in Sussex, formerly General Service Corps. Unit War Diary WO 171/3387. 6/6/44 D Day, Coy less 9 residues landed. Casualties, OC evacuated to UK. Lt Fairburn assumes command, 1 NCO killed (L/Cpl Cobbold) 2 NCO's evacuated to UK. Casualty Lists 1478 North West Europe, Killed in action, 6/6/1944. Inscription on gravestone: He paid the price because he loved us so, greater love hath no man than this. Unit part of 7 Beach Group, 3 Canadian Division, Juno Beach. Casualty List 1473, North West Europe, Killed in Action, 6/6/1944. Percy Leonard Cobbold.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 6th June 1944
Company: 242 PRO COY
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