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 Frank Gerald Blaker

Frank Gerald Blaker

Birth
Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India
Death 9 Jul 1944 (aged 24)
Myanmar
Burial Htauk Kyant, Yangon Region, Myanmar
Memorial ID 8185204 · View Source
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World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Major in the Highland Light Infantry, British Army. At Burma on July 9, 1944, Major Blaker was ordered to position with his company to attack a strong enemy position. At a crucial moment Major Blaker's Company came under heavy fire and their advance was completely stopped. Major Blaker then advanced ahead of his men, in spite of being severely wounded, he located the machine guns and single handed charged the position. When hit by a burst of three rounds through the body, he continued to cheer on his men while lying on the ground. He died of his wounds while being evacuated from the battlefield. For meritorious service, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 15 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8185204
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Gerald Blaker (8 May 1920–9 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8185204, citing Taukkyan War Cemetery, Htauk Kyant, Yangon Region, Myanmar ; Maintained by Find A Grave .