Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Gooding
Initials:   H.C.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  7690373
Notes:   CMP. POW. Enlisted in to CMP. 18 Div Pro Coy. Formerly He was born in London E and resided in Essex. Captured Singapore, 15/2/19142. Died of Diarrhoea 17/8/1943 at Sonkrai, Thailand. Home Address: Mrs P Gooding, 29 Woodbridge Road, Barking, Essex. Information from Japanese POW index card: Horace Gooding. Born 30/3/18 at Barking, Essex, occupation Hair Dresser, unit 18 Div Pro Coy, home address: Phillis Gooding, 29 Woodbridge Road, Barking, Essex, father Frederick Herbert, mother Edith Elizabeth. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan or Japanese occupied territory: 19658, Gooding, Horace Charles, L/Cpl, 7690373, Army, captured 15/2/1942, died 17/8/1943, camp MA, Malaya (Thailand), deceased. He is listed on a Japanese Death Certificate: Gooding, Horace, Charles, L/Cpl, 7690373, cause of death Colitis, 17/8/1943, Buried. He is listed on Thailand Burma, Railway Camp List Force "F" & "H" Death Register: 81, 7690373, Gooding H, L/Cpl, 18 Div Pro Coy, died 20/10/1943 from diarrhoea, Sonkrai Cemetery 2, block B, Row 2, grave 1. He is listed on Force "F" Working Party List: Died 17/8/1943. 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 1936, Malaya previously reported POW now reported Died, date of death 17/8/1943. Horace Charles Gooding.

POW Details:
Camp: Burma     MYANMAR
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 17th August 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
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