MANFORD, Francis Stanley

Rank: 
Captain (later Major)
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Durham Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
109054
Born: 
Thursday, December 22, 1910
Died : 
Thursday, November 30, 1944
Died on war service
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Captain Francis Manford
Captain Francis Stanley Manford served in No 5 Commando until 1942. He then left the Commando and joined Mission 204. From there he became an instructor to 77 Brigade – the Chindits.. In 1944 having now joined the S.O.E. he contracted Malaria whilst on leave in India and took his own life.  A handwritten letter from Colonel Gardiner to Mrs Manford states "I hasten to make it clear that in my opinion he was suffering from the effects of malaria and was not responsible for his actions at the time." 
 
Sources
CWGC
CVA No.5 Cdo. photo gallery.
National Archives file HS 9/982/1.
Website soeinburma.wordpress.com
Website specialforcesroh.com
 

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