BLAKER, Frank Gerald  
Name:  Blaker, Frank Gerald
Date of birth:  May 8th, 1920 (Meiktila, Burma)
Date of death:  July 9th, 1944 (Taunghi, Burma)
Nationality:  Scottish
Rank: Major
Unit: The Highland Light Infantry, British Army
Action: On 9 July 1944 Major Blaker was in command of a company pinned down by machine-gun fire during an attack near Taunghi, Burma. Despite being hit several times he kept advancing at the enemy. Even when he was mortally wounded and lying on the ground he continued to cheer on his man. His men were inspired by his act of bravery and stormed at the enemy eventually securing the target.
Details: Major Frank Blaker is buried at the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
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Picture source:   - Nigel Holmes
Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
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