Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Leadbetter
Initials:   S.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/11164
Notes:   MFP. Awarded the Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (4) Mesopotamia, 7/2/1917 to 28/3/1918. He was born resided and enlisted in St Helens. He formerly served in the South Lancashire Regt. No. 21391 and Pte 2 Northumberland Fusiliers. No. 27088. Died. His name is spelt Leadbetter (correct) in CWGC Roll and Soldiers Died and Leadbitter on Medal Card. Served Home 1/2/1915 to 24/2/1915, India 25/2/1916 to 6/2/1917, Mesopotamia 7/2/1917 to 28/3/1918. Died From infective Jaundice whilst serving with the Mesopotamian Exp Force. Originally buried in New Extension Cemetery, Makina, 1 1/2 miles north of Basra. Transferred to MFP. 12/3/1917. The following possessions sent to his wife at 57 Grafton Street, St. Helens Lancashire, razor strap, mirror, soap box, 7 coins, purse, brooch (2 coins), Standing Order Book, ID Disc, pocket book, photo album, seal ring, wallet containing photos, letters etc. cap badge. 17/109/1918. Full details of his death to be found in his record. Info from Army Register of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. 28/3/1918 died Basra. 12/10/1918 his widow Mary received £14-10-05, 3/2/1919 £3-09-11. 28/10/'1919 £14 war gratuity. Info from pension two index cards: Samuel Leadbetter, No. P/11164, L/Cpl, MFP, 28/3/1918 died from injective jaundice, widow Mrs M Leadbetter, 87 Grafton Street, St Helens, Lancashire, born 9/8/1879. 11/4/1918 £5 grant paid out. Children Henry, date of birth 15/5/1903, date of expiry 15/5/1919, Walter born 13/8/1904, date of expiry 13/8/1920, Frances born 21/3/1906, date of expiry 21/2/1922, Samuel born 9/12/1907, date of expiry 9/12/1923, Dorothy born 6/2/1911, date of expiry 6/2/1927, James 6/11/1914, date of expiry 6/11/1930. Also: Leadbitter, M, 42,87 Grafton Street, St Helens, Lancs, P/11164 L/Cpl Samuel Leadbitter, MFP. Samuel Leadbetter

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 28th March 1918
Company: MFP
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