Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Waring
Initials:   W.G.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  1044936
Notes:   MMP. Formerly Driver, 28 Bde, RFA, No.59552 and 971545, transferred 14/2/1921. No.1044936 is a post 1920 Royal Artillery No. Awarded 1914 Star with clasp and roses, Victory and War Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. First served abroad (1) France, 19/8/1914. Address in 1924: E Coast Battery, HQ Northumbrian Area, Catterick. Shown on medal card as having died and medals re-issued to a Mrs Rooker. Died as Wiesbaden, Germany, 9/8/1928. Wiesbaden was the HQ BAOR after 1926 when it moved from Cologne. Inscription on private gravestone; IN MEMORY OF L/CPL W G WARING, CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE 9/8/28. He left the sum of £40.3.4. Army Register of Soldiers Effects. William George Waring. Extract from the Halifax Evening Courier 15 August 1928. DEATHS IN TRIOS. Rhine Army Superstition. Cologne, Wednesday. It is a remarkable fact that a sudden death in the Rhine Army is always followed within a space of a fortnight by two other deaths. This coincidence dates back to the early days of the occupation and old members of the garrison always point to ti. The sudden death of Cpl. Kempson, Royal Welch Fusiliers, who fell from a window at Theluvelt Barracks, sustaining frightful injuries has been followed by the death of L/Cpl Waring, military mounted police and the day old son of Sergt. and Mrs. Taylor, RAMC. L/Cpl Waring was being treated for a knee injury and underwent a slight operation in the military hospital. he collapsed when under the anesthetic and despite every effort of the doctors present died within a minute. Everything possible was done to revive the unfortunate patient, but, after two hours, the doctors were forced to admit themselves beaten. It is stated that L/Cpl Waring died from heart failure.

Decorations/Medals/Awards (1)
  1. Decoration:   General Service Medal 1918 Gazette Date: 1924-05-23 Gazette Issue: Medal Roll WO 100/G9/419 Gazette Page: 3 Theatre: Middle East
Citation:   Clasp: Iraq. 22/11/1919 to 24/6/1922. 13 Brigade (British) RH & RFA. Medal roll annotated: Retd. deceased CRV 140b, 27/8/1928, re issued IVB/1283, 18/3/1930
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 9th August 1928
Company: MMP
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