Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Hadley
Initials:   A.E.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  7690083
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. He was born in Gloucestershire and resided in Brighton. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942 Died of Beri Beri and Diarrhoea 16/8/1943 at Sonkrai, Thailand. Not found in Cutts papers. Inscription on gravestone in North Nibley Church graveyard, Gloucestershire In loving memory of our dear son Arthur Hadley, died in a POW camp Malaya, Aug 16 43, Aged 32 years. Also my dear husband Ernest Hadley, died 5 March 1949, aged 76 years. Also Evelyn Mary Hadley, died 15 Feb 1958 Aged 82 years. He is not named on the Nibley War Memorial. Home address: Mrs F G Hadley, 32 Casburn Crescent, Lewes, Sussex. Info from Japanese POW index card: Arthur Edward Hadley, 21/8/1910 born Ham Farm, Coaley, Derzley, Gloucestershire, address: Frida Hadley, 32, Caburn Crescent, Lewes. occupation Insurance Agent, father Ernest, mother Evelyn. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan and Japanese Occupied Territory: 21169, Hadley, Arthur, L/Cpl, 7690083, Army, captured 15/2/1942 died 16/8/1943, camp MA, Malaya (Thailand), deceased. He is listed on the Sonkrai POW Burial Register for No. 2 Camp: 488, 7690083, L/Cpl, Hadley, A E, CMP, Block B, Row 1, grave 1. He is listed on Thailand POW Roll: Hadley, Arthur, Army, L/Cpl, new POW No. IV5137, old POW No. i/3137, 7690083, 16/8/16. He is listed on Japanese Death Certificate: Haley, Arthur, L/Cpl, 7690083, cause of death Colitis, 16/8/1943, Buried. Casualty List 793, Malaya, Missing, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1149, previously reported missing now POW, previous list 793 (corrected by 1086), 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1940, previously reported POW now reported Died, 16/8/1943, previous List 1149, Malaya. Arthur Edward Hadley.

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Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 16th August 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
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