Born: 1891, 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:


Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension,

Pas de Calais,



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






1901   17, Portman Street, St. Nicholas, Ipswich.


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

Ada Clara Manning (nee Hawes), 45, a Stay Bones – Corset – at home, born Ipswich.

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.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ada Clara Manning – mother, Ada Clara Carter and Nellie Love Manning – sisters, Robert Percy Manning and Walter Zadoc Manning – brothers, Edith Emily Manning (nee Read) – sister-in-law (wife of Alfred Victor Manning), Florence Elizabeth White (wife of Henry J. White) – sister-in-law (widow of George Thomas Manning) – on behalf of William’s niece – Florence Nellie Manning, and Arthur Frederick Manning – brother – serving in India.


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

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