Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Mollett
Initials:   W.H.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  2613087
Notes:   CMP. POW. 18 Div Pro Coy. Enlisted in the Grenadier Guards, transferred to CMP. Captured 15/2/42 Singapore. Died of Diarrhoea and Beri Beri 6/11/1943 at Tambya, Burma. Home Address: 29 King Street, Enderby, Nr. Leicester. Info from Japanese POW index card: William Henry Mollett, 27/7/1910 born School Lane, Narborough, Leicester, address: Louisa Mollett, 20 King Street, Enderby, Leicester, occupation floor layer, father Alfred. He is listed on British POW's held in Japan and Japanese Occupied Territory: 345202, Mollett, William H, L/Cpl, 2613087, Army, captured 15/2/1942, died 5/11/1943, camp MA, Malaya, Deceased. He is listed on Malaya POW Camp Roll, 1/11/1944: Mollett, William, Army, L/Cpl, new POW No. IV7438, old POW No. i/4339, 5/11/10. He is listed on Thailand & Burma Railway Camp Burial Register for Force "F" & "H": 81, 2613087, Mollett, W, L/Cpl, 18 Div Pro Coy, died 5/11/1943 from Beri Beri and Diorrea at Burma Hospital, Tanbaya, Force "F". Casualty List 793, Malaya, missing, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1147, Malaya, previously reported missing now POW, previous List 793, 15/2/1942. Casualty List 1930, POW, previously reported POW now reported died, date of death 5/11/1943, previous List 1147, Malaya. William Henry Mollett.

Decorations/Medals/Awards (1)
  1. Decoration:   Mention in Despatches Gazette Date: 1946-08-01 Gazette Issue: 37671 Gazette Page: 3921
Citation:   MID Malaya 1942.
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Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 5th November 1943
Company: 18 DIV PRO COY
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