Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Whitton
Initials:   E.
Rank:   Sergeant
Army No.:  7683619
Notes:   CMP. POW. Hong Kong Company. Awarded the Victory and War Medals. Formerly Bdr Co Durham Royal Field Artillery, No. 1158 and Bdr Northumbrian Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, No. 760186. He was born in County Durham and resided in Durham City. Inscription on gravestone: He died for his country, ever remembered by his loving wife,daughter Pat and son Derek. 22/11/1942 Died from pellagra, (lack of vitamin B3). Born 16/9/1897. 25/12/1941 casualty lists 706 to 721, Hong Kong, Missing. Info from Japanese POW index card: Eric Whitton, 16/9/1897 born Shotton, Co Durham, address: Mrs E Whitton, "Ellerton" Tweed Street, Coolangatia, Queensland, Australia, father William, mother Rose Hannah. Eric Whitton.

Decorations/Medals/Awards (1)
  1. Decoration:   Territorial Force War Medal Gazette Date: 1924-11-03 Gazette Issue: WO 329/3270 Gazette Page: 29
POW Details:
Camp: Stanley     HONG KONG
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 22nd November 1942
Company: Hong Kong Command
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