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Soldier – Manning W. – Killed in Action

July 1916

Mexborough and Swinton Times, July 15, 1916


Lance Corporal W. Manning
(Machine Gun Corps)

of Darfield, has been killed in the recent advances. Lance Corporal Manning served all through the South African War, and joined the machine gun corps of the York & Lancaster last September. His wife has just received notification that he has met his death in action. Lance Corporal Manning went to the front at Easter. He previously worked at Houghton Main.

Trooper Stanley Grey (Life Guards), brother of Mrs Manning, was wounded in the early stages of the war, and is now back at the front.

Another brother Sapper Joseph Grey, is with the Army Service Corps, and has been in the Army since the commencement of the war

From C.W.G.C.:

Service No:12944
Date of Death:03/07/1916
Regiment/Service:Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 103rd Coy.
Grave Reference:A. 22. 19.Cemetery:ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN
Additional Information:
Husband of Minnie Manning, of 8, Doncaster Rd., Darfield Bridge, Barnsley.