Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Cole
Initials:   L.W.
Rank:   Corporal
Army No.:  7684602
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. He was born and resided in Essex. Captured at Singapore 15/2/1942. Died from Beri Beri 20/9/1943, Sonkrai, Thailand. Home Address: Hillcroft, Writtle Road, Chelmsford Essex. Info from Japanese POW index card: Leonard William Cole. Born 7/3/1910 at Chelmsford, Essex, occupation Clerk, home address: as above, father William, mother Dorothy. Listed on unreported deaths of Allied POW: Cole, Leonard, Cpl, No. 7684602, died 20/9/1943 from Beriberi, cremated. Listed on British POW's held in Japan or Japanese Occupied Territory: 1074, Cole, Leonard, Cpl, 7684602, Army, captured 15/2/1942, Died 20/9/1942, camp, Malaya, (Thailand) deceased. Listed on Malaya POW Camp List, 1/11/1944: Cole, Leonard, Army, Cpl, new POW No. IV 3105, old POW No. i/2042, 7684602, C 20/9/118. Listed on Kami Sankuri No. 1 Roll: CMP, 18 Div Pro Coy, Died 20/9/1943 Casualty List 793, Malaya, Missing, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1127, Malaya previously posted missing now reported POW, previous List 793, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1930, POW, previously reported POW now reported Died, previous List 1127, Malaya. Casualty List 1930, POW, previously reported POW now reported died, date of death 20/9/1943, previous List 1127, Malaya. Leonard William Cole.

POW Details:
Camp: Burma     MYANMAR
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 20th September 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
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