Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: McGowan
Initials:   J.
Rank:   Private
Army No.:  3390419
Notes:   CMP. 16 Company, TC. 13/6/40 enlisted in the East Lancashire Regiment, 25/1/41 transferred to CMP. 4/8/44 Died. He was born and resided in Rochdale. Casualty Lists 1526, North West Europe, Killed in Action. 4/8/1944. War Diary 16 Company TC, WO 171/3357: 4/8/44 Somervieu, enemy aircraft dropped a bomb on unit location after being caught in a AA barrage. 4 other ranks killed, Fincham, McGowan, Ward, 24 wounded mostly by blast. Inscription on gravestone: Jesus open wide thy arms and let him rest therein. James McGowan.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 4th August 1944
Company: 16 TC COY
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