Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Murphy
Initials:   D.P.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  6527617
Notes:   CMP. 115 Pro Coy. He enlisted in the London Regiment and later Gloucestershire Regiment, then CMP. 14/11/42 Died. He was born and resided in London SW. Died at Sea. War Diary WO 169/6654, 115 Pro Coy, 22/7/1942, List of missing after operations in Western Desert: No. 6527617 L/Cpl Murphy D. He was captured in North Africa in 6/42 and was being transported to Italy in an Italian Ship the SS Scillin with 810 Allied prisoners when the ship was attacked by the British submarine HMS Sahib, 15 miles off Capt Bon, Tunisia. 5 other CMP died with him, namely: Grimley, Kinchin, McCarthy, Mellowes and Dodds. Casualty lists 888 to 899, Middle East, Missing. Daniel Patrick Murphy.

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