Born: 1881, Ipswich.

Died: 9th March 1915; age 34; KiA.

In April 1915, Mrs. Ada Manning, of 4, Handford Square, Handford Road, Ipswich, received a letter from Private A. Mills, informing her of the loss of her son, Corpl. George Manning, 2nd Suffolks, who was killed on the afternoon of the 9th March. He states that they looked upon the deceased as a father to them. He was buried behind the trenches with a few of his fallen heroes, and a cross put up.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 3/9344

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion, ‘D’ Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21,

Ypres(Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of G.T. & Ada Manning; Husband of F.E. White (formerly Manning), of 17, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.






1891   8, Station Street, Ipswich.


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

George Manning, 41, a Quay Porter, born Holbrook.

Ada Clara Manning (nee Hawes), 35, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Elizabeth Matilda Manning, 16, born Ipswich.

Percy Robert Manning, 12, born Ipswich.

Ada Clara Manning, 6, born Ipswich.

Alfred Victor Manning, 3, born Bentley, Suffolk.

Walter Zadoc Manning, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   Fort Albert, St. Anne, Alderney, Channel Islands.


George was 20 years old, a Farm Carter.


1911   3, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.


George was 29 years old, a Timber Carter. He was married and head of the household.

Florence, 30.

Florence, 5.

Ethel, 2.


George’s father George Manning died 1896, Ipswich.


In 1905, Ipswich, George married Florence Elizabeth Bayles, born 1880, Ipswich.

They had 2 daughters:

Florence Nellie Manning, born 1906, Ipswich.

Ethel Katie Manning, born 1909, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Florence Elizabeth Manning – widow.


George is also remembered on St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial.


Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion, ‘D’ Coy

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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