Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Lawrence
Initials:   W.R.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  2566781
Notes:   CMP. 108 Pro Coy. Formerly Royal Corps of Signals. He was born in London E and resided in Essex. 108 Pro Coy War Diary WO 171/7820. 11/5/45 256681 L/Cpl Lawrence W R dies in hospital as a result of a traffic accident on a motorcycle in Hamburg. Inscription on gravestone: In proud and ever loving memory of my beloved husband and Richards Daddy. Casualty List 1767m Western Europe, Died Result of Accident, 11/5/1945. He was the first Military Policeman to die after the German Surrender at midnight 8/9/ May 45. William Richard Lawrence.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 11th May 1945
Company: 108 PRO COY
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