Bert Manning.

Bert Manning joined the Hunts Cycle Battalion at Fletton, where he gave his address as 45 Silver Street, New Fletton,  Peterborough.  He was assigned the HCB number of 312 and was posted to the 1/1st Hunts. Cyclist [Home Service] Battalion.

Little is known about his service life, but a newspaper cutting indicated that he survived the war and as 'Private B. Manning attended the re-union of the H. C. B. 'old boys' held in the 'Golden Lion' at Stanground on Friday 4th, November 1932.

Family tradition is that he served at Filey - this would tie in with him being in the 1/1st HCB as they were stationed there 'coast watching' for a good length of time.

Research is currently being undertaken on this soldier - many thanks to Ann Stokes who is Bert Manning's granddaughter for information on this soldier.

Photos kindly provided by Mrs Ann Stokes - they show her grandfather on the left as viewed.

If you can identify the other person - please contact me.

Photos kindly provided by Mrs Ann Stokes - they show her grandfather [Bertie Manning] on the far left as viewed.

If you can identify the other people - please contact me.  I would especially like to identify the very young person in the middle of the group.

Photos kindly provided by Mrs Ann Stokes - they show her grandfather [Bertie Manning] on the far right as viewed.

If you can identify the other people - please contact me. 

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If you can help with any data on this Huntingdonshire Cyclist please contact me at huntscycles@btinternet.com

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith