Museum of the Manchester Regiment
The Men Behind the Medals

Frederick Conroy

Frederick Conroy :

Frederick Conroy : (L to R) 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; 1939-45 Defence Medal; 1939-45 War Medal

(L to R) 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; 1939-45 Defence Medal; 1939-45 War Medal

We don't know anything about Frederick's early life or family.

He fought in the Burma theatre during the Second World War. This means that if Frederick was a member of the Manchester Regiment he served with the 2nd Battalion. We don't know his service number or what rank he reached.

Like many veterans Frederick seems to have wanted to put his experiences during the war behind him once he returned home. In later life kept his medals in an Oxo tin.

Frederick's medals (and the tin) were donated to the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in July 1997.

Museum of the Manchester Regiment
c/o Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
Heritage Wharf
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL7 0QA

Telephone: 0161 343 2878
Email: Portland.Basin@tameside.gov.uk
Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund logo
Tameside Metropolitan Borough logo
Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund logo
Trustees of the Manchester Regiment Museum & Archive and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council