Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Ward
Initials:   S.R.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  833462
Notes:   CMP. 53 (Welch) Div Pro Coy. Enlisted in the Royal Artillery (Coast), transferred to CMP. 21/7/44 Died. He was born in Surrey and resided in Middlesex. War Diary 53 Div Pro Coy, WO 171/569. 21/7/44 All 7 CMP casualties in this cemetery are from 53 Div Pro Coy and were killed when the POW cage they were guarding was bombed. Also killed L/Cpl's Benjafield, Church, Greenstreet, Harris, Hazzard and Penson. . They were all buried in Bronay Cemetery the following day. No mention of L/Cpl Ward who died on the same day. Casualty List 1520, North West Europe, Died as a result of an accident, 21/7/1944. Casualty List 1556, North West Europe, previous List 1520, Died, should read Died Result of Accident, 21/7/1944. No inscription on gravestone. Stanley Roland Ward.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 21st July 1944
Company: 53 DIV PRO COY
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