Born: 18th April 1891, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Died: 6th September 1918; age 27; Died of Wounds – Gun Shot Wound Abdomen, at the 45th Casualty Clearing Station.

Residence: 165, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Painter.

Enlistment into the 6th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Location: Ipswich; 14th February 1916, Age 24 years and 10 months. Height: 5ft 5 1/2ins


Discharged to re-enlist: 22nd June 1917 – 63rd Royal Navy Division Reserves.


Joined Hawke Battalion – 27th August 1918


Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: R/3088.

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hawke Battalion,  Royal Naval Division.


Grave Reference:

  1. A. 31.

Bac Du Sud British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified and Address: Wife: Ellen Manning, of Mistley Heath, Manningtree, Essex.




1901   Bury Street, Stowupland, Suffolk.


Albert was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Manning, 31, a Tinsmith; born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Rosetta Amelia Manning (nee Landymore), 31; born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Beatrice May Landymore, 11, born Stowmarket.

Gertrude Alice Manning, 8, born Stowmarket.

Oliver Alfred Manning, 6, born Stowmarket.

Doris Ethel Manning, 1, born Stowmarket.


1911   111, Bury Street, Stowupland, Suffolk.


Albert was 20 years old his occupation reads New Explosives. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 41, a Tinsmith

Rosetta, 41.

Oliver, 16, an Apprentice Bootmaker.

Doris, 11.


On the 7th August 1916, at St. Mary and St. Michael Church, Mistley, Essex, Albert Henry Manning married Ellen Wicks, born 1890, Mistley, Essex – daughter of William Wicks, a railway signalman and Emma Wicks (nee Cooper), of Mistley Heath, Essex.

Ellen and Albert had one daughter:

Doris Rosetta Manning, born March 1917, Mistley.


Albert also became a father to Ellen’s daughter Ida May Wicks, born May 1908, Mistley.


Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margret’s Church, Ipswich.


Hawke Battalion Royal Naval Division


The Royal Naval Division had an excess of 20-30,000 reserve men at the beginning of the war, with the need for frontline troops on the land Naval and Marine Brigades were called upon, fighting at Antwerp in 1914 and then Gallipoli in 1915. In 1916, due to many losses among naval volunteers, they transferred to the British army fighting on the western front as infantry.

The RND were split into 12 battalions.

1st (Drake) Battalion 2nd (Hawke) Battalion 3rd (Benbow) Battalion 4th (Collingwood) Battalion 5th (Nelson) Battalion 6th (Howe) Battalion 7th (Hood) Battalion 8th (Anson) Battalion 9th (Chatham) Battalion RMLI 10th (Portsmouth) Battalion RMLI 11th (Plymouth) Battalion RMLI 12th (Deal) Battalion RMLI

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