Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Moscrop
Initials:   J.
Rank:   Corporal
Army No.:  P/2740
Notes:   MFP. Awarded the Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France, 18/3/1916 to 15/5/1918. He was born in Bolton, enlisted and resided in Blackburn. Killed in Action. No inscription on gravestone. Served Home 19/11/1915 to 17/3/1916, BEF 18/3/1915 to 15/5/1918. Enlisted aged 22 years, occupation Civil Policeman. home Address: 8 Fielden Street, Blackburn. Served APM Calais 21/3/1916, 3 Army 26/3/1916, PM 3 Army Arras 24/1/1917, APM L of C Abbeville. Killed 15/5/1918 by bombs from enemy aircraft at Abbeville. A receipt in his documents for his property returned to his father Mr J Moscrop, 17 Earl Street, Blackburn, Lancashire reads, letters, photos, leather purse, pendant, 9-ct gold ring, leather wallet, metal cigarette case, metal watch, diary, picket knife, cigarette holder, metal pen holder, wrist watch (gilt No. 632375) & strap (in case), cards, Army Book 50, First Aid book. Army Register of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. 15/5 1918 Killed by enemy aircraft St Omer. Info from 3 x Pension Index Cards: Moscrop, John, MFP, No. P/2740, A/Cpl. 15/5/1918 killed by bomb from aeroplane. Dependant: Mrs Sarah Moscrop, 17 Maria Square, Belmont, Nr. Bolton Lancashire, mother, 35/11/1918 she received a pension of 11/6 per week, 30/12/1919 changed to 7/6 per week for life. John Moscrop.

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