Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Hockey
Initials:   W.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  7688656
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. He was born in Stockport and resided in Manchester. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942. Died of Diarrhoea 23/8/1943 at Sonkrai, Thailand. Home address Mrs E L Hockey, 191 Manchester Road, Denton, Manchester. Info from Japanese POW index card: William Hockey, 21/1/1911 born Offerton, Stockport, Cheshire, address: Mother Lisle Hockey, 191 Manchester Road, Denton, Manchester, occupation Hatter, father John Wilfred, mother Mary. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan and Japanese Occupied Territory: 24352, Hockey, William, L/Cpl, 7688656, Army, captured 15/2/1942, died 23/8/1943, camp Malay, (Thailand). He is listed on Malaya POW Camp Roll, 1/11/1944: Hockey, William, Army, L/Cpl, new POW No. IV 5726, old POW No. i/3480, 7688656. He is listed on Sonkuri Burial Register and death certificate: Hockey, William, L/Cpl, 7688656, died 23/8/1943 from Colitis, Buried Block B, Row 4, Grave 3. Casualty List 793, Malaya, missing, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1192, Malaya, previously posted Missing nor reported POW, previous List 793, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1211, Corrections, List 1192, Malaya, previous posted Missing now reported POW, previous List 793, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1936, POW, previously reported POW now reported Died, previous List 1192 corrected by 1211, Malaya. William Hockey.

POW Details:
Camp: KAMI SANKURI CAMP NO1     THAILAND
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Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 23rd August 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
Cemetery: THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY   MYANMAR
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