Corps Military Police

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Philip Reinders, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Is there anyway to find out to which specific unit the belonged to, is it will be hard to find out where they were killed:

    PrivateTEDDER, FREDERICK CHARLES
    Service Number 14223183
    Died 07/11/1944
    Aged 37
    Corps of Military Police

    PrivateWEBB, BENJAMIN ROBERT
    Service Number 1097409
    Died 07/11/1944
    Aged 37
    Corps of Military Police
    Son of Herbert and Minnie Beatrice Webb, of Yarnbrook, Wiltshire.

    PrivateSHILTON, JOHN
    Service Number 11254768
    Died 07/11/1944
    Aged 41
    Corps of Military Police

    They all were killed on the same day, maybe in a accident or V1 explosion?
     
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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    PrivateTEDDER, FREDERICK CHARLES
    Service Number 14223183
    Died 07/11/1944
    Aged 37
    Corps of Military Police


    HE WAS BORN AND RESIDED IN LONDON N. HE WAS DROWNED OFF OOSTEND HARBOUR WHEN THE TANK LANDING SHIP 420 HIT A GERMAN MINE KILLING OVER 300 RN, ARMY AND RAF. 12 CMP DROWNED IN THIS INCIDENT.

    PrivateWEBB, BENJAMIN ROBERT
    Service Number 1097409
    Died 07/11/1944
    Aged 37
    Corps of Military Police
    Son of Herbert and Minnie Beatrice Webb, of Yarnbrook, Wiltshire.

    CMP. VP. Enlisted in the Royal Artillery, Field. 26/7/41 Transferred to CMP. 7/11/44 Died. He was born and resided in Wiltshire. He drowned off Ostend harbour when Landing Ship Tank 420 his a German mine and sank killing over 300 RN, RAF and Army personnel. 12 CMP died in this incident. Benjamin Robert Webb.

    PrivateSHILTON, JOHN
    Service Number 11254768
    Died 07/11/1944
    Aged 41
    Corps of Military Police

    HE WAS BORN AND RESIDED IN LONDON NW AND FORMERLY SERVED IN THE ROYAL ARTILLERY. HE WAS DROWNED OFF OOSTEND HARBOUR WHEN THE TANK LANDING SHIP 420 HIT A GERMAN MINE KILLING OVER 300 RN, ARMY AND RAF. 12 CMP DROWNED IN THIS INCIDENT.

    The Landing Craft LST-420 left Dover on 7 November with a party of airmen, trucks and supplies for RAF personnel in Belgium. It was unable to enter the port of Ostend because of a severe storm and the captain decided to return to England. The ship was still within sight of Ostend when it hit and mine and sank. 14 officers and 224 other ranks were lost. 31 were saved. It was the greatest loss of lives on a British landing craft during the war. Above the wreck today is a marker buoy "LST 420.
    HMS LST 420 (LST 420) of the Royal Navy - British Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class - Allied Warships of WWII - uboat.net
    http://www.corpsofmilitarypolice.org/soldier/4415/

    LST 420
     
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  3. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Thnks for this, I have a number of RAMC and RE missing on the same date, so I presume they were on the same LC.
     

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