Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Stokes
Initials:   A.A.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/5836
Notes:   MFP. Awarded the Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France, 13/3/1917 to 29/11/1917. He was born in Powick, enlisted in Worcester and resided in Halesowen. Killed in action. Inscription on gravestone: God loved him and so did we love, his wife Lill. He enlisted age 24 years and resided at the Police Station, New Road, Halesowen. Formerly a Civil Policeman . Served Home 28/12/1916 to 19/3/1917, BEF 13/3/1917 to 29/11/1917. 29/11/1917 killed in action whilst serving with the Expeditionary Force, France, C/1412 dated 16/12/1917, Military Foot Police. P/5836. L/Cpl Stokes A K. KIA 29/11/1917. Reported by OC No1 Traffic Control Company, 1/12/1917. Info from Army Register of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. 6/3/1918 he left his widow Lilly £1-12-10 11/11/1919 a further £3 war gratuity. Arthur Alfred Stokes. Roll of Honour, Killed in Action. Worcestershire. - Pte Stokes, Military Mounted Police, Foot Police). Police Review, 17/5/1918, page 156.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 29th November 1917
Company: 1 TC COY
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