Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Humphrey
Initials:   H.H.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  7690040
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. He was born in Surrey and resided in Middlesex. Captured Singapore. 15/2/1942. Died of Diarrhoea and Beri Beri and Malaria 17/10/1943 at Tanbaya Hospital, Burma. Home address: Mrs A Humphrey, Dapdune Road. Guildford, Surrey. Info from Japanese POW index card: Herbert Hardwick Humphrey, 19/4/1911 born Woking, Surrey, address: Olwen Humphrey, 34 Dapdune Road, Guilford, Surrey, occupation Clerk, father John Frederick, mother Maud Mary. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan and Japanese Occupied Territory: 25769, Humphrey, Herbert H, L/Cpl, 76890040, Army, captured 15/2/1942, died 17/10/1943, camp MA, Malaya (Burma), Deceased. He is listed in the Death Register for "F" & "H" Force: 81, 7690040, Humphrey H, L/Cpl, 18 Div Pro Coy, died 9/8/1943 from Diarrhoea, Malaria, Beri Beri at Tambaya Hospital, Burma. Casualty List 793, Malaya, missing, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1149, previously reported missing now POW, previous list 793, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1930, previously reported POW now reported Died, 17/10/1943, previous List 1149, Malaya. Herbert Hardwick Humphrey. Extract from the Surrey Advertiser, 22/5/43. Mr J F Humphrey of Highwoods, Leatherhead has received the news that his son Corporal H Humphreys, Corps of Military Police who was reported missing after the fall of Singapore is a prisoner of war in Japanese Hands. Extract from the Surrey Advertiser, 3/11/45. Death in the Far East. Information has been received that L/cpl Herbert H Humphrey, Corps of Military Police died from pneumonia in a hospital in Burma on October 10th 1943. Formerly on the staff of the borough Treasurer at Guildford, he had been employed in the Borough Treasurer's department for the Slough Borough Council since November 1933. L/Cpl Humphrey whose wife, formerly Miss Hunter, is employed at the Municipal Offices at Guildford, joined HM Forces in October, 1940, and was captured at Singapore in February, 1942. His father lives at Compton, Highwoods, Leatherhead.

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