Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Cowan
Initials:   J.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  6920277
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. Enlisted in the Rifle Brigade. 15/2/41 Transferred to CMP. 2/6/43 Died. He was born in Northumberland and resided in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942. Died from Cholera 2/6/1943, Sonkrai, Thailand. Home address: Delavals Road, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne. Info from Japanese POW index card: James Cowan. Born 13/2/1911 at Annitsford, Northumberland, occupation Post Man, home address: as above, father Henry, mother Annie. Named in British POW's held in Japan and Japanese occupied territory: 11313, Cowan, James, L/Cpl, 6920277, Army, Captured 15/2/1942, died 2/6/1943, camp MA, Malaya (Thailand), Deceased. Named on Camp No. 2 Sonkrai burial register, Thailand: 81, 6920277, L/Cpl, Cowan, J, CMP , grave No. 40. Casualty List 802, Malaya, Missing 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1934, previously reported POW now reported Died date of death 2/6/1943, previous List 1126, corrected by 12703, Malaya. Joseph Cowan.

POW Details:
Camp: Burma     MYANMAR
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 2nd June 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
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