Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Thorne
Initials:   H.J.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  5723123
Notes:   CMP. 55 Div Pro Coy. Enlisted in the Dorset Regiment. 22/8/40 Transferred to CMP. 6/6/43 Died. He was born in Dorset and resided in Wiltshire. Inscription on gravestone: Resting where no shadows fall, in perfect peace he waits us all. 6/6/1943 13.40hrs 7684708 Sgt Holme, 2656564 Cpl Turner, 5723123 L/Cpl Thorne, 1554536 L/Cpl Saunders, 7686900 L/Cpl Rigby killed by enemy action air raid when Coy Billet in Eastbourne, (Hildegard, Mead Road) hit during air-raid. 4862658 L/Cpl Walker, 14258442 L/Cpl Tolson, 14256369 L/Cpl Richards injured and taken to civilian hospital. 55 Inf Div Pro Coy War Diary WO 166/10668. Herbert John Thorne.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 6th June 1943
Company: 55 DIV PRO COY
Cemetery: VERWOOD (ST MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD   UNITED KINGDOM
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