Remembering Today-Corporal IAN MURRAY NX65616-A.I.F. 8 Div. Prov. Coy., Australian Army Provost Corp

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Corporal IAN MURRAY

    NX65616, A.I.F. 8 Div. Prov. Coy., Australian Army Provost Corps
    who died age 35
    on 11 September 1943
    Son of Donald and Jean Murray; husband of Ella Rosetta Murray, of Enmore, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY

    Mu Database
    Japanese POW
    Died:Thailand-Burma Railway
    Source:CWGC

    Australian Army Provost Corps (AAPC).

    The Corps was "resurrected" in 1938 as the Australian Army Provost Corps on the call out of the Australian Army in WW2 and provided essential battlefield support.

    When the newly appointed Provost Marshal took up his position in 1938 to raise and train the Australian Army Provost Corps he found the one and only document in his office, the British Military Police, Manual of the Corps of Military Police dated 1936. It is with this document that the infant Australian Army Provost Corps was raised. As the manual was the current RMP document at this time, it was found useful but unsuitable to use as an Australian Army manual. To overcome this problem it was decided to produce local amendments that could be inserted or replaced (glued) over the relevant chapters or pages in the UK manual to make it relevant to Australian MPs. The first page of the amended manual stated:

    Brief History of Corps Name
     
  2. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Roll of Honour - Ian Murray

    Service number: NX65616
    Rank: Corporal
    Unit: PROVOST CORPS 8 DIV COY
    Service: Army
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 11 September 1943
    Place of death: Malaya
    Cause of death: Illness
    Source: AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force)
     

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