Frank Stoddart Scotland

Biography of Frank Stoddart

Frank Stoddart
Frank Stoddart

Lieutenant Frank Stoddart of the Royal Warwick Regiment was born in Glasgow and attended the High School there. He matriculated at the University in 1939 to study Arts and Divinity, leaving in 1941 to join the army but returning to graduate MA in 1942. He was commissioned in the 8th Warwicks in May 1942, subsequently transferring to the 7th Leicesters.

Stoddart was posted to India in September 1942. He transferred to the 1st Northamptons on the Assam-Burma frontier, near Imphal, and was wounded on the hand. He saw action in engagements in the Chindwin Valley and was killed in action on 8 January 1945 during the campaign to capture Mandalay. The Commander of the 20th Indian Division wrote that "I would certainly have recommended Lieutenant Stoddart for the Military Cross had he lived."

Summary

Frank Stoddart
Born 5 August 1921, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 8 January 1945.
GU Degree: MA, 1942; Social Sciences,
University Link: Graduate
Father's Details: Francis Marshall Stoddart; Works Superintendant
War Service: Lieutenant, Northamptonshire Regiment
Grave / Memorial: Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 25th Feb 2013

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WWII Roll of Honour