Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Blackburn
Initials:   J.T.
Rank:   Corporal
Army No.:  7681331
Notes:   MFP. Joined the Grenadier Guards No 18941,17/09/1908, age 19 yrs 10 months in Manchester. Transferred to MFP 2/10/1913. Married Eva Belinda Goldsmith (died 29/2/1921) at Ufford, Suffolk. He died of bronchial pneumonia. Holder of the Royal Victorian Medal (Bronze) not found in LG. His Pre-1920 military police number was 1258. He was awarded the 1914 Star, Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France, 9/8/1914. Later T/Sgt. Inf from Army Register of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. 8/8/1923 died Cologne, Gemany. 1/2/1924 his brother Frederick received £13-14-08, and brother Harry £13-04-07. John Thomas Blackburn.

Decorations/Medals/Awards (1)
  1. Decoration:   Military Medal Gazette Date: 1918-06-12 Gazette Issue: 30743 Gazette Page: 7005 Theatre: B.E.F. France & Flanders
Citation:   France. A/Sgt. His pre 1920 MFP No was 1258.
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 8th August 1923
Company: British Army of the Rhine
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