Frank Cecil Mayall Bamford

Biography of Frank Cecil Mayall Bamford

Surgeon Commander Frank Cecil Mayall Bamford was born in Glasgow and graduated MB, ChB from the University in 1926. He joined the Royal Navy and served aboard the heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire.

The Dorsetshire was with the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean when she and her sister ship HMS Cornwall were sunk by Japanese dive-bombers on 5 April 1942. Bamford was one of more than 230 men from Dorsetshire who died in the engagement.


Frank Cecil Mayall Bamford
Born 13 March 1900, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 5 April 1942.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1926;
Father's Details: Frank Bamford; Singing teacher
War Service: Surgeon Commander, Royal Navy
Grave / Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 13th Dec 2007

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