Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Angel
Initials:   E.H.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  643
Notes:   MMP. Awarded the 1914 Star, Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France 14/8/1914 to 6/1/1918 He was born in Shoreditch, enlisted in Dalston and resided in Barclay Mews, Portman Square, London W. occupation Coachman. Enlisted 21/1/1901 enlisted in the 19 Hussars, served 4 years and 39 days, Army Reserve 5 years 197 days, MMP 7 years, 197 days, Served India 5 years, South Africa 1 year 328 days, POW Germany 3 years 136 days. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Mons, Repatriated in January 1918, incurably insane. 29/3/1918 Discharged. Died, Napsbury War Hospital, St Albans. Henry Edward Angel. Inscription on gravestone "Peace Perfect Peace". Information from Army Register of Soldiers' Effects 1901-1929. Angel, Henry Edmund, MMP, L/Cpl, 643, c/o Napsbury, 21/9/1918 widow Kathleen received £27-14-02, 30/9/1918 son Kenneth, born 22/2/1910 received £55--08-04, 22/12/1919 wife Kathleen received £7, 15/1/1920 OSB son Kenneth received £28-02-10. Info from 3 x Pension Index Cards: Angel, Henry Edmund, No. 643, MMP, L/Cpl, 27/3/1918 Died, cause of death General paralysis of the insane aggravated by active service. Widow Kathleen Emily, 3 Berkley Mews, Portman Square, London W. 11/4/1818 she received a grant of £5. 1 Child, Kenneth Edward born 27/2/1910. 30/9/1918 she received a pension of 20/5d per week. Also Angel Henry Edmund, 5/3/1926, MMP, 643, 29/3/1918, VI 707-7, Man Insane, SFJ 621. Stamp: Ad 27/3/1918 at 30/- from 30/3/1918 to 14/4/1918, Chelsea No. VV501094, received 9/4/1918. Henry Edmund Angel. He has the same No. as Sgt N Dennis. MFP.

Decorations/Medals/Awards (2)
  1. Decoration:   Queen's South Africa Medal Gazette Date: 1903-03-31 Gazette Issue: WO 100/119 Gazette Page: 63
Citation:   Clasps: Transvaal, Orange Free State, South Africa 1902, Awarded as Pte, 19 Hussars, No. 5101.
  2. Decoration:   Silver War Badge Gazette Date: 1918-03-19 Gazette Issue: WO 329/3243 Gazette Page: List MPC/55
Citation:   Badge No. 374020. Enlisted 21/1/19101, discharged 29/3/1918. Army Order 265 of 1917. Sec B. Age 36years 11months. Served abroad. Sheet annotated Badge returned owner deceased 5/4/1918.
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 27th March 1918
Company: MMP POW
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