Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Powell
Initials:   P.L.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/6574
Notes:   MMP. Awarded the Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France, 7/11/17. He was born and enlisted in Gloucester and resided in Colchester, Died. Formerly Pte. Welsh Horse. No. 648. No inscription on gravestone. His No. P/ 6574 is on the medal card and soldiers died, his No. on CWGC Roll is P/6374 (No. of L/Cpl J W Fairey). He enlisted in the Welsh Horse 28/12/1914. Age 24.2 years, occupation Carter. Home address 40 Windmill Parade, Gloucester. Served Home 28/12/1914 to 6/11/1917, Italy 7/11/1917 to 22/12/1918. Died from pneumonia at Taranto 22/12/1918. Transferred to the 2/1 Bedfordshire Yeomanry. No. 2609 25/9/1916. Transferred to MMP 29/1/1917. Arrived Boulogne 8/11/1917, Marseilles 23/3/1918 in hospital, arrived Taranto 16/11/1917. Mrs D K Powell, 56/57 Hythe Hill, Colchester received the following items of property of her late husband: Note book, brush, tin of buttons,, titles, Divisional Colours, Dictionary, Religious Book, pr knee caps, muffler, helmet, pr gloves, pr socks, disc, letters, photos, pipe, rule, 2 note books, letter case, capt badge and key, mirror in case, hair brush, razor in case, various cards, 2 receipts for kit, leather strap.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 22nd December 1918
Company: MMP
Cemetery: TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY   ITALY
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