WILLIAM VALENTINE MANNING

 

 

Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 7th April 1917; age 27; Died of Wounds – 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station. Prelude to the Battle of Arras and the assault on Vimy Ridge 

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 57140

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘A’ Battery, 28th Brigade.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

I.K.53.

Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs A. Manning, of 6, Bridge Street, Ipswich.

 

Brother to GEORGE THOMAS MANNING.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Ipswich.

 

William was 9 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Ada Clara Manning (nee Hawes), 45, a Stay Bones – Corset Factory.

Robert Percy Manning, 22, a General Carter, born Bentley, Suffolk.

Alfred Victor Manning, 13, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Walter Zadoc Manning, 11, born Ipswich.

Arthur Frederick Manning, 8, born Ipswich.

Nellie Love Manning, 5, born Ipswich.

 

1911   Bulford Hut Barracks, Bulford Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

 

William was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner in the 72nd Battery, Royal Field Artillery.

 

William’s father George Manning died, 1896, Ipswich.

 

 

Royal Field Artillery, ‘A’ Battery, 28th Brigade

 

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