Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: McCarthy
Initials:   E.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  1091182
Notes:   CMP. POW. 10 Corps Pro Coy. Enlisted in the Royal Artillery, Field. 13/6/41 Transferred to CMP. 14/11/42 Died. He was born in Eire and resided in Surrey. War Diary WO 169/6654, 115 Pro Coy, 22/7/1942, List of missing after operations in Western Desert: No. 1091182 L/Cpl McCarthy E. He was captured in North Africa 6/42 and 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 with him, Dodds, Grimley, Kinchin, Mellowes and Murphy. Casualty lists 888 to 899, Middle East, Missing. Edward McCarthy.

POW Details:
Camp: Not Known     GERMANY
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 14th November 1942
Company: 10 CORPS PRO COY
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