Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Hankins
Initials:   G.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/190
Notes:   MMP. Awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France, 21/12/1914. Surname shown in medal roll page B18 as Harkin. He was born in Walworth, enlisted in Preston and resided in Leyland. Died. Shown in Soldiers Died as having died in Egypt. No inscription on gravestone. Info from Army Register of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. He left the sum of £26-19-18d to his widow Elizabeth Hankins. Info from Pension Index Cards: - Hankins, George, No. P/190, MMP, L/Cpl, 14/10/1916 died from malaria contracted on active service. Widow Elizabeth Hankins, born 5/4/1878, address: Rocklands" Sandy Lane, Leyland, Lancashire, Children: George Edgar born 2/2/1905. 1/5/1918 Mother received a pension of 28/4 per week for her and one child. George Hankins. Extract from the Preston Herald 28 October 1916 - DEATH FROM FEVER. Mrs. Hankin, Rocklands, Sandy Lane, Leyland, has received information of the death from fever, at Salonika, of her husband, Corpl. G Hankin (40), Military Mounted Police. Corpl. Hankin was an old soldier, having served through the South African and Tirah campaigns in the Yorkshire Light Infantry; He re enlisted in October, 1914. He had been resident in Leyland six years, where he was a foreman at the Wood-Milne Works. He leaves a widow and son. In a letter of condolence a comrade says: "He was a true Englishman, brave, and always kind and gentle to those homeless and sometime stricken unto death. Extract from the Preston Herald 28 October 1916. MEMORIAL SERVICE - On Thursday evening a memorial service to Lance Corporal James Catterall, King's Liverpool Regiment, killed in action on Sept. 16th; Sergt. Sydney Bretherton, King's Liverpool killed in action on Oct. 7th; and Corporal George Hankin, Military Mounted Police, died from fever at Salonika, was held at the Leyland Parish Church. There was a good number present, the service being conducted by the Rev. F. E. Hutchinson. Special hymns were sung and the Dead March was played by the organist, Mr. A. Goldsborough.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 14th October 1916
Company: MMP BASE
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