Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Laking
Initials:   T.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  552808
Notes:   CMP. 181 Pro Coy, Ports. 30/9/1932 he enlisted in the Cavalry of the Line Hussars, 19/12/1939 transferred to CMP. 13/12/44 Died. He was born in Yorkshire and resided in Nottinghamshire. Casualty List 224 BEF, France, wounded, date not reported. Name shown as Larking in Army Roll of Honour. 181 Ports Coy War Diary WO 170/3572. Bari (Italy) 13/12/44 552808 L/Cpl Laking, fatal accident, died sleepwalking. Formerly Birmingham Police. Casualty List 1644, Italy, Died Result of Accident. Inscription on gravestone: To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Tom Laking.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 13th December 1944
Company: 181 PORTS COY
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