Frary Ernest John Lt 200348
Name Frary Ernest John
Army number 200348
Date of birth 24/7/1920 Registered in the Portsmouth District of Hampshire.
Unit Emergency Commission as 2/Lt in the Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) 2/8/1941. Posted 2nd Kensingtons (Machine-Gun Battalion). Trf Black Watch. Posted 1 TS 31/3/1944. Special Employment April 1944. Posted 1st Reinforcements 6/5/1944. Returned to the Battalion 29/6/1944. Seconded Gordon Highlanders 17/9/1944, Posted 1st Bn Gordons. Prisoner of War 12/2/1945 to May 1945. Posted to Blacon Camp, Chester, as Machine Gun Instructor 1946.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ. D Company 18/7/1944.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Signals and Entertainment Officer. Duty Officer. Adjutant and second-in-command of F Group, 2nd Kensingtons, 7/6/1943.
Joined Brigade 31/3/1944.
Promotions Acting Captain 25/6/1943.
Prisoner of War 12/2/1945 until May 1945 in German hands.
Died/Killed in action Died 2/2/1998
Home address Son of Lt Ernest John Frary RN and Edith M Palmer. Married Annie Coghill in Maryhill District of Glasgow 1943. One son one daughter. 8, Canterbury Road, Southsea. 40, Winborne Rd. Southsea, Hants. 12 Willow Way, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9SR. Chartered Accountant (Retired).
Source table 1TS
Part author of "An informal record of 26 Machine Gun Training Centre" with Lt S R Barney.
With sincere acknowledgement to Thomas Thomson for drawing my attention to the biographical information on Lt Frary contained on www.unithistories.com and to the compiler of the information on that Website.