Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Cowan
Initials:   G.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  3194338
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. Enlisted in the Kings Own Scottish Borderer's. 12/1/41 Transferred to CMP. 19/9/43 Died. He was born and resided in Roxburghshire. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942. Died from Tropical Ulcers 19/9/1942 Tambya, Burma. Home address: 11 Earl Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Info from Japanese POW index card: George Cowan. Born 3/6/1916 at Hawick, Scotland, occupation Builder, home address: Alice Cowan, 11 Earl Street, Hawick , Scotland, father William, mother Esther. Named on British POW's held in Japan or Japanese occupied territory: 11309, Cowan, George, L/Cpl, 3194338, Army, captured 15/2/1942, Died 19/2/1943, camp MA, Malaya, (Thailand). deceased. he is named on "F" Force Working Party Roll, Thailand: 3194338, L/Cpl, Cowan G, CMP 18 Div Pro Coy, died 19/9/1943. 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 1930, POW, previously reported POW now reported died, date died 19/9/1943, previous List 1126, Malaya. George Cowan.

POW Details:
Camp: Burma     MYANMAR
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 19th September 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
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