Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Jennings
Initials:   E.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/2722
Notes:   MFP. Awarded the Victory and War Medals. 13/3/1918 Died. First served abroad (1) France, 18/3/1916 to 13/3/1918. He was born in St Lawrence, enlisted and resided in Derby. Died of cardiac failure due to acute fever, death certified by Capt Mamack, RAMC, death due to disease contracted on Military Service. No inscription on gravestone. He enlisted in the MFP 20/11/15 age 27.7 years, occupation Police Constable, Home address: 40 Campion Street, Derby and later 95 Campion Street, Derby. Served Home 20/11/15 to 17/3/16, BEF 18/3/16 to 13/2/18. 1/4/16 1 Army, 23/12/17 Hersin. His wife received the following property: Army Book 50, discs, letters, photos, pocket case, German belt, web belt, holdall, comb, 2 razors in case, shaving soap and brush, tooth brush, 2 knives, spoon, 2 badges, pencil case, petrol lighter, cigarette case, note folder, metal ring, postcards, housewife. Edward Jennings. Police Review, page 108, 5/4/18. Derby - The Chief Constable has received information of the death in France of L/Cpl Edward Jennings, of the MFP. In a letter to Capt Haywood, a comrade states that it was a great shock to him on getting up on the morning of March 13th to find L/Cpl Jennings lying next to him and on the point of passing away. He died without speaking or opening his eyes. He had never had a days illness whilst out in France, or complained of feeling ill. After he had made the discovery his friend was taken to hospital for examination, and certified to have died from cardiac failure following acute fever contracted on military service. At the funeral the troops in the vicinity were well represented, also the French Gendarmes and the Civil Population. On the coffin were placed three artificial wreath from the troops, and two bouquets of flowers from the French Civilians. L/Cpl Jennings enlisted in the MFP in November 1915. He is named on the Derbyshire Constabulary War Memorial L/Cpl E Jennings, Military Foot Police, Died 13/3/1918.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 13th March 1918
Company: MFP
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