Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Gillingham
Initials:   C.R.
Rank:   Private
Army No.:  5727075
Notes:   CMP. 603 Company VP. Enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment, transferred to CMP. 20/8/44 Died. He was born in Bournemouth and resided in Dorset. Unit War Diary 603 Company Vulnerable Points, CMP. WO 171/3394: 20/8/44 Pte C R Gillingham 5727075 Accidentally killed whilst acting as a escort to POW's. Unit show as 603 Pro Coy in CWGC roll. Casualty List 1541, North West Europe, Wounded, 20/8/1944. Died of Wounds CL1546/13. Casualty List 1546, North West Europe, previously reported now reported Died of Wounds, previous List 1541, 20/8/1940. Inscription on gravestone: Rock of ages cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee. Cecil Reginald Gillingham.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 20th August 1944
Company: 603 VP COY
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