Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Paxton
Initials:   S.
Rank:   Sergeant
Army No.:  7685205
Notes:   CMP.. He was born in Bristol and resided in Cardiff. He is shown as Cpl in Army Roll of Honour. 204 Pro Coy War Diary WO 169/2559. 13/12/41 Bombs dropped on Coy area, Sgt Paxton serious injuries to leg. L/Cpl Reynard injuries to calf and right leg. APM's truck and tent damaged, No mention of death in war diary. History of the Corps of Royal Military Police by Maj S F Crozier, MBE, page 71. A day or two after the fall of Tobruk the APM 12 Corps, Maj Kirk, was blown up in an air raid in which Cpl Paxton was killed. The APM was evacuated and he was replaced by Major Brendenburg, who was soon replaced by Major Blake

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 13th December 1941
Company: 204 PRO COY
Cemetery: TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY   LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA
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