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VC1280    Frank Gerald Blaker

Name   Frank Gerald Blaker    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1280   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Highland Light Infantry attached to 3rd Battalion, 9th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army

Later    Royal Highland Fusiliers

Now   2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment Of Scotland

Rank VC Won    Temporary Major

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Major

Place Of Birth   Kasauli, Punjab, India

Place Of Death   Taunghi, Burma (now Myanmar)

Buried/Location Ashes   Taukkyan War Cemetery, 20 miles north of Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma (now Myanmar)

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot VI, Row E, Grave 2

Gazetted    26 Septmeber 1944

VC Presented   No presentation

Memorials

P  Headstone, Taukkyan War Cemetery, 20 miles north of Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma (now Myanmar)

P  Named on 9th Gurkha Rifle Memorial Plaque, Gurkha Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire

P  Named on the Chindit Memorial, Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Green Park, London

Named on Honours Board, School Chapel, St Pauls School, Darjeeling, India


By The Way…

Frank Blaker VC was part of The Chindits Force, known officially as the Long Range Penetration Groups. They were special operations units of the British and Indian armies, used for behind the lines action during the Burma Campaign


VC Held By

Unknown

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BORN    8 May 1920

DIED  9 July 1944    AGE    24

VC Won   9 July 1944   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Taunghi, Burma (now Myanmar)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War