Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Main
Initials:   G.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/5935
Notes:   MFP. Awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France, 4/1/1915 to 15/5/1918. Formerly Pte. 2 Highland Light Infantry. No. 1311. He was born in Edinburgh, enlisted in Denbeath and resided in Buckhaven. Inscription on gravestone Sacred to the memory of all who knew and loved him. Info from Army Register of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. 15/5/1918 Killed in Action, killed by enemy aircraft. 23/8/1919 his widow Margaret received £4-17-08 and 14/12/1919 a further £9-15-00, 4/12/1919 a further £16-10-00 war gratuity. Info from pension index card: George Main, No. P/5935, L/Cpl, MFP, 15/5/1918 killed by bombs dropped from an enemy aeroplane, widow Margaret L Main, c/o Mrs Stuart, 268 Cannon Street, Edinburgh, child Louisa D S, born 18/5/1918, date of expiry 18/5/1929, 3/6/1918 given grant of £6, 25/11/1918 pension of 20/5 d per week. George Main.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 15th May 1918
Company: MFP
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