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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Fareham
Town
Southwick Park
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16923

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Current location

On the end of a pew
Royal Military Police Church
Defence School of Policing and Guarding (DSPG)
Southwick Park
Fareham
Hampshire
PO17 6EJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 63490 08780
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Roussillon Barracks Royal Military Police Chapel
    Broyle Rd
    Chichester
    Chichester
    West Sussex
    PO19 4BN
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SU 860 040
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Plain rectangular brass plaque placed on a pew end. Incised inscription in black lettering. (Sergeant Ernest Robert Southcott was deployed with the post-WW2 British Army of the Rhine when he was killed)
Inscription
Presented by/ SIB RMP BAOR 1974/ To the memory of Sergeant E Southcott CMP/ who was shot and killed at Bad Salzuflen/ Germany on 8 April 1946 whilst on duty
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Southcott, E
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Regiment, rank,initial, surname, manner/place/date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Details: Plaque was presented by Special Investigations Branch of the Royal Military Police, British Army of the Rhine (B.A.O.R.) 74 Section
Responsibility
Royal Military Police
Reference
  • Chichester Observer 4 / 22 September 2005; 22/ 26 October 2006 (re the RMP's move from Roussillon Barracks to Southwick Park, along with their memorials)
  • www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1475822/ (Sergeant Ernest Southsott is now buried in CWGC's Munster Heath War Cemetery in Germany, having been reinterred on 23/7/1947 from his original grave in Volmerdingsen)
  • www.corpsofmilitarypolice.org/soldier/4445/ (This webpage of the Corps of Military Police database has further details of the precise circumstances in which Sergeant Ernest Robert Southcott was killed by a prisoner. His assailant, Theo Walasek, was later captured, convicted and hanged; the Walther P38 pistol that he had used to kill Sergeant Southcott is now in the Royal Military Police Museum)

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