21 September 2010

3527464 Pte Frank Jay, 1st Bn, Manchester Regt

Nine hundred and seventy British Army officers and men died on this single day in 1944; a heavy toll and approximately three times the number of British soldiers killed to date in Afghanistan in the last nine years.

3527464 Private Frank Jay of the 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment, lost his life on the 21st September 1944, almost certainly whilst a prisoner of war of the Japanese. He was 29 years old, the son of Jane A Jay of Rochdale, Lancashire. He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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