Royal Military Police

Cap Badge of the Royal Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Wilkinson
Initials:   F.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  1780914
Notes:   CMP. Inscription on gravestone: Thy picture in our memory now is fair as morn and fresh as May. Not listed in Crozier Roll or Army Roll of Honour. 21/8/1947 died as a result of an accident. Fred Wilkinson Extract from the Burnley Express, 30/8/47. His 'Demob' Near: Killed in Road Accident. The death occurred last Saturday at Hanover from multiple injuries sustained in a traffic accident of Corporal F Wilkinson (26) of 7, Villiers Street, Padiham. His parents have been informed by the sister at the British military hospital that he mus have been killed instantly and was dead on admission to the hospital. Tow other members of the British Corps of Military Police who were with him at the time were injured and had not yet recovered consciousness to give an account of the accident. In a letter to his parents dated August 4th Corporal Wilkinson stated that his demobilisation due at the end of August, was being delayed as he was required to give evidence as a witness at the court-martial of a Pole who was alleged to have posed as an English Major and attempted to recruit ex-Wehrmacht and Waffen SS personnel for the Greek Partisan Army. Corporal Wilkinson prior to joining the forces in 1941 was employed y Messrs W H Dean and Sons. Ltd, of Burnley. He was connected with Padiham Primitive Methodist Chapel up to its Closing, and afterwards with Cross Bank,Methodist Church. During the war he served both in North Africa and Europe.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 21st August 1947
Company: 113 PRO COY
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