Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Wyre
Initials:   L.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  3855503
Notes:   POW L of C Pro Coy. Enlisted in the Loyal Regiment, attached to L of C Pro Coy, CMP. Captured 15/2/42 Singapore. Born 8/11/1914, Enlisted 13/2/1935. Home Address: 5 Tattersall Avenue, Doffcocker, Bolton, Lancs. Camps: Changi 2/1942 to 12/1942, Various camps in Thailand, 11/1942 to 6/1944, Mitsu Shima, Japan, 6/1944 to 9/1945. Info from: M.I.9/JAP/No.94264A. Info from Japanese POW card index: Leonard Wyre, born 8/11/1914 at 5 Tattersall Avenue, Doffcrocker, Bolton, Lancashire, address: Father Alfred Patrick Wyre, 5 Tattersall Avenue, Doffcocker, Bolton, occupation Cook, father Alfred Patrick, mother Elizabeth. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan and Japanese Occupied Territory: 56514, Wyre, Leonard, L/Cpl, 3855503, Army, captured 15/2/1942, liberated 2/9/1945, camp, TO, Tokyo, Japan. He is listed on No. 1 Group List, Singapore: No. 3558, 3855503, L/Cpl Wyre, L, CMP. He is listed on POW Camp List Thailand: POW No. 3558, old POW No. M 2687, British, Army, Pte, Wyre, Leonard. He is listed on Tokyo POW Camp Roll, 15/8/1945: Wyre, Leonard, L/Cpl, 3855503; Casualty List 782, Malaya, Missing 15/2/1942, shown on 2 Loyal Regiment List. Casualty List 1303, Malaya, previously posted missing now reported POW in Japanese hands, previous List 782, 15/2/1942, shown on 2 Loyal Regiment List. Casualty List 1926, previously reported POW now not POW, previous List 1303, Malaya, shown on 2 Loyal Regiment List. Leonard Wyre.

Decorations/Medals/Awards (1)
  1. Decoration:   General Service Medal 1918 Gazette Date: 1940-02-29 Gazette Issue: Medal Roll WO 100/504 Gazette Page: 335 Theatre: Middle East
Citation:   Clasp "Palestine 1936 to 1939.
POW Details:
Camp: Changi     MALAYSIA