Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Young
Initials:   R.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  4456073
Notes:   CMP. 18 Div Pro Coy. POW. Formerly Durham Light Infantry. 12/1/41 Transferred to CMP. 6/6/46 Discharged. Captured 15/2/42 Singapore. POW camps: Changi 1/9/1945 Cutts papers. Born 8/11/1919, Enlisted 1/8/1939. Home Address: 6 Reasby Gardens, Barmoor, Ryton-on-Tyne, Co Durham. Camps: Changi, Singapore, 15/2/1942 to 24/4/1943, Changaraya, Thailand 27/5/1943 to 2/12/1943, Changi, 19/12/1943 to 26/9/1945. Info from: M.I.9/JAP/No.31160A. Info from Japanese POW card index: Robert Young, born 8/9/1919 at Crookhill, Co Durham, address: Winifred young, 6 Reaby Gardens, Barmoor, Ryton on Tyne, occupation Labourer, mother Winifred. POW No. 11754 new, i/6792 old. He is named on a nominal roll taken at Changi Goal POW Camp 5/9/1945. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan and Japanese Occupied Territory: 56743, Young, Robert, L/Cpl, Army, captured 15/2/1942, liberated 2/9/1945, camp MA, Malaya. He is listed on Thailand POW Camp Roll: Young, Robert, Army, L/Cpl, new POW No. 11754, old POW No. i/6792, 4456073. He is listed on Kami (upper) Sonkurai No. 1 Camp, Thailand: 4456073, L/Cpl Young, R, CMP Casualty List 794, Malaya, missing 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1166, Malaya, previously reported Missing now reported POW, previous List 794, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1920, POW, previous reported POW not now POW, previous List 1166, Malaya. Robert Young. He is mentioned in 7689015 L/Cpl Harry Thorpe's story "And to think I volunteered" which can be found on

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