Born: 18th April 1891, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Died: 6th September 1918; age 27; Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action. Died of Wounds – 45th Casualty Clearing Station – Gun Shot Wound Abdomen.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; 14th February 1916, Age 24 years and 10 months; Occupation; painter; Residence: 165, Cemetery Road, Ipswich. Regiment: 6th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Joined Hawke Battalion – 27th August 1918


Discharged to re-enlist: 22nd June 1917; 63rd Royal Navy Division Reserves. Service Number: R/3088. 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.


In 1916, Mistley, Essex, Albert Henry Manning married Ellen Wicks, born 1890, Mistley, Essex. They had 1 daughter:

Doris R. Manning, born 1917.

Albert is also remembered on St. Margret’s Church 


Hawke Battalion Royal Naval Division


The Royal Naval Division had an excess of 20-30,000 of 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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