Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Hambrook
Initials:   W.V.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  7689903
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. He was born in Kent and resided in Canterbury. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942. Died of Diarrhoea 11/7/1943 at Sonkrai, Thailand. Home Address: Mrs M K Hambrook, Lodge Gate, Street End, Lower Hardres, Canterbury. Info from Japanese POW index card: William Victor Hambrook, 14/11/1906 born Wootton, Kent, address: Mr M C Hambrook, Lodge Gate, Lower Hardres, Canterbury, Kent, occupation Motor Driver, father Frederick John, mother Minnie Sarah. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan and Japanese Occupied Territory: 21585, Hambrook, William V. L/Cpl, 7689903, Army, captured 15/2/1932, died 11/7/1943. He is listed on Japanese POW Roll, Thailand: Hambrook, William Victor, Army, L/Cpl, new POW No. IV5221, old POW No. i/3184, 7689903, 11/7/18. He is listed in the Thaland Burial Register, 2 Camp, Sonkrai: 220, 7689903, L/Cpl, Hambrook, W, CMP. Casualty List 793, Malaya, Missing, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1149, previously reported missing now POW, previous list 793. Casualty List 1156, corrections, List 1147, Malaya, previously posted missing now reported POW, previous List 793, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1156, List 1149, Malaya, previously reported missing now POW, previous List 793, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1659, POW, previously reported POW in Japanese hands now reported died, date of death 11/7/1943, previous List 1149 corrected by 1156, Malaya. William Victor Hambrook.

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Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 11th July 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
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