Manchester Regiment Cap badge
Manchester Regiment gun crew in Singapore
Lieutenant - 2nd Battalion The Manchester Regiment
Service No 129560
Died 18 February 1942 at Singapore aged 22
David joined up on 2nd September 1939 and was commissioned into the Manchester Regiment on 4th April 1940. He was posted overseas to the 1st Battalion, a heavy machine gun unit based in Singapore. As a result he fought against the Japanese in the defense of Singapore and was wounded in the legs on 15 February 1942, the day of the British surrender. He died in hospital in Singapore three days later. David was buried in a communal grave at the Singapore General Hospital and is commemorated at the hospital memorial in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. David was awarded the War medal 1939-45 and the 1939-45 Star.
David was the son of James and May Low from Lossiemouth; James ran a long established firm that manufactured fishing nets. David was a strong athlete and soccer player and had the distinction of being the first day boy to attend Gordonstoun School. He was married to Jose Maurine Low of North Finchley, Middlesex.