Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Gilruth
Initials:   P.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  1026738
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. Enlisted in the Royal Artillery (Field, Coast & AA), transferred to CMP. 20/10/43 Died. He was born in Perthshire and resided in Dundee. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942. Died of Diarrhoea and Beri Beri, 13.00 hrs 20/10/1943 at Talbaya hospital, Burma. Wife's home address: Mrs G Gilruth, 21 Foreback Road, Dundee, Scotland. Information from Japanese POW index card: Peter Gilruth. Born Alyth, Perthshire on 27/8/01, occupation Jute Worker, address: Catherine Gilruth, 21 Foreback Road, Dundee, Scotland. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan and Japanese Occupied Territory: 19208, Gilruth, Peter, L/Cpl, 1026738, Army, captured 15/2/1942, died 20/10/1943, camp MA Malaya, (Thailand), Deceased. He is listed on Thailand POW Camp List: Gilruth, Peter, Army, L/Cpl, new POW No. IV4768, old POW No. i/2937, 1026738, 20/10/18. He is listed on Force "F" Working Party Roll, Thailand, 1026738, L/Cpl, Gilruth, P, CMP, 18 Div, died 20/10/43. He is named on Japanese Death Certificate: Gilruth, Peter, Cpl, died 20/10/1943 from Colitis and Beri Beri, cremated. Casualty List 793, Malaya, Missing, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1142, Malaya, previously reported Missing now reported POW, previous List 793, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1930, POW, previously reported POW now reported died 20/10/1943, previous List1142 Malaya. Peter Gilruth.

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