Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Shea
Initials:   W.D.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/13195
Notes:   MFP. He was born, enlisted and resided in Portsmouth. Died. Awarded the Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (4) Mesopotamia, 17/10/1916 to 4/10/1918. Formerly Pte. 1/4 Hampshire Regiment, No. 49113. Shown as died France & Flanders in soldiers died. Army Register of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. 4/10/1918 died Basra. 17/11/1919 his widow Mary awarded £20-06-04. A second card show award on 17/11/1919 of £24 and 7/3/1921 £5-13-04. Info from 2 x Pension Index Cards: Shea, William Dudley, No. P/13195, MFP, L/Cpl. Dependant Mrs Mary Margaret Shea, mother, 13 King Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, 15/4/1919 she received a pension of 5/- per week for life. William Dudley Shea. National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918, Section X, Portsmouth, Page 206. He was mobilised in August 1914 and was shortly afterwards drafted to India, where he took part in engagements with native tribesmen on the North Western Frontier. In 1917 he was transferred to Mesopotamia and saw much active service in this theatre of war until the cessation of hostilities. He suffered from ill-health and was transferred later to the Military Foot Police, but unfortunately died at Basra on October 4th 1919 (1918) and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. "His memory is cherished with pride". 13, King Street, Portsea.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 4th October 1918
Company: MFP
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