Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Chandler
Initials:   J.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/10790
Notes:   MFP. He was born, enlisted and resided in Luton. Awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (5a) East Africa ? 30/11/1915 to 12/2/1916 and (1) France, 3/1/1917 to 1/8/1917 and 4/2/1918. Died of Pneumonia. Formerly Pte. 3/1 Easter Brigade, Royal Army Medical Corps. No. 2070 & No. 90021. 24/11/1917 married Elizabeth Sarah Baxter at Sunnyside Parish Church, Berkhampstead, wife's address: 1919 Montgomerie, Doctor Common Road, Berkhampstead. 6/5/1917 to MFP, 29/7/1917 gassed evacuated to England. Served Home 10/9/1915 to 29/11/1915, Mediterranean Exp Force 30/11/1915 to 18/2/1916, Home 19/2/1916 to 2/1/1917, BEF 3/1/1917 to 2/8/1917, Home 3/8/1917 to 3/2/1918, BEF 4/2/1918 to 26/2/1919 Died. Address: absent voters list 1918, 7 Russel Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Wife signed a receipt for the following property: photographs, 2 razors, 1 gold ring 9ct, 1 Penknife, wallet, 1 watch (no glass), steel chain, cigarette lighter, purse, 1 coin, 1 piece of medal ribbon. James Chandler. Extract from the Luton & Bedfordshire Chronicle, 13/3/1919. Died On the Rhine. The death from pneumonia, is reported of PC James Chandler, of the Luton Borough Police Force, who was serving with the Military Foot Police in the Army of Occupation on the Rhine. The deceased was recently married was a native of World, Bucks, and 25 years of age. He joined the force in September 1914 and was at Luton on leave six weeks ago.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 26th February 1919
Company: MFP 2ND ARMY
Cemetery: COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY   GERMANY
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