Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Kinchin
Initials:   M.E.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  7691214
Notes:   CMP. POW. He was born in Yorkshire and resided in Darlington. Died At Sea. War Diary WO 169/6654, 115 Pro Coy, 22/7/1942, List of missing after operations in Western Desert: No. 7691214 L/Cpl Kinchin M. He was captured in North Africa 6/1942. Unit War Diary WO 169/6654 115 Pro Coy. He was being transported to Italy in an Italian ship the SS Scillin with 810 other prisoners when the ship was attacked by the British Submarine HMS Sahib, 15 miles off Cap Bon, Tunisia. 5 other CMP died in this incident with him Dodds, Grimley, Mccarthy, Mellowes and Murphy. He is named on the Richmond, Yorkshire town war memorial. Moses Edward Kinchin

POW Details:
Camp: Not Known     GERMANY
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 14th November 1942
Company: 115 PRO COY
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