George Manning.

 

George was born on October 14th. 1893 and baptised in the local Church at Offord Cluny on November 3rd. 1895.
George was the son of William & Emma Manning [nee Franklin] of Offord Darcy - George senior was noted as being a Labourer.  He was initially noted as being in the 1/1st HCB and placed in B Company, but at some time he was posted to the 2/1st Battalion in the HCB

George enlisted in the HCB on the 2/12/1914 at their HQ in St. Mary's Street, Huntingdon.

He later transferred into Royal Naval Division with the new Army number of 290247.

From a local newspaper dated 16th November 1917 - Private G. Manning, of Offord, is in hospital at Harrogate.  He was wounded in the thigh and not in the mouth as stated last week.

From a local newspaper dated 16th November 1917 - Private G. Manning, of Offord Darcy, (Cyclists), attached to the Naval Division, is in hospital at Harrogate.  He was wounded in the thigh in France. 

From a local newspaper dated 17th November 1917 - Pte. G. Manning, of Offord, has been wounded in France.  He belonged to the Cyclists and was attached to the Naval Division. 

From a local newspaper dated 22nd December 1917 - Pte. G. Manning, Cyclists, of Offord, is in hospital at Harrogate.   

From a local newspaper dated 26th January 1918 - G. Manning, Naval Division, of Offord, after being wounded in the thigh, has been home on leave. 

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Many thanks to Herbert Norris, who is carrying out research on the Offord Darcy Roll of Honour, for additional information on the family and background details on this soldier.

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