MANFORD, Francis Stanley
Captain (later Major)
Durham Light Infantry
Thursday, December 22, 1910
Thursday, November 30, 1944
Died on war service
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."
CVA No.5 Cdo. photo gallery.
National Archives file HS 9/982/1.
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