Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Hodgson
Initials:   J.S.
Rank:   Private
Army No.:  3601609
Notes:   CMP. 76 Coy TC. 15/12/39 Enlisted in the Border Regiment, 25/1/41 transferred to CMP. 22/8/45 Died. He was born and resided in Carlisle. Unit War Diary 76 Traffic Control Company, CMP. War Office 171/7799. 26/6/45 Soldersdorf, 12.45 hrs. FGCM of 5193221 Pte Hill D A CMP. TC. (i) Committing a civil offence of manslaughter, (ii) Neglect to prejudice of good order and military discipline in that on the 22/8/45 handled a pistol so negligently and injured Pte Hodgson J S, CMP (he died). Verdict (i) not guilty, (ii) Guilty. Awarded 90 days field punishment. Inscription on gravestone: He lives forever happy in the freedom of his immortality. Casualty List 1854, Western Europe, died, 22/8/1945 result of accident, CL1908/10. Casualty List 1908, corrections, previous List 1854, Wester Europe, Died, should read Died Result of Accident, 22/8/1945. John Skelton Hodgson.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 22nd August 1945
Company: 76 TC COY
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