MANCHESTER, Alfred Robert
(Service number 7/88)

Aliases Known as Robert
First Rank (1) Quartermaster Sergeant; (2) Second Lieutenant Last Rank


Date 1 March 1894 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment (1) 62 Mill Road, Waimate
Occupation Banker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin George Alfred MANCHESTER (father), 62 Mill Road, Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) Main Body; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) Canterbury Mounted Rifles; (2) 31st Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date (1) 16 October 1914; (2) 13 November 1917
Transport (1) Tahiti or Athenic; (2) Tofua
Embarked From (1) Wellington Destination (2) Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date *August 1977 Age 83 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alfred Robert Manchester, known as Robert, was born on 1 March 1894 at Waimate, the older son of George Alfred and Isabella (née Dailey) Manchester. In 1915 he was invalided back to Egypt through having a bad leg, which had been scalded when he upset a can of boiling water in the trenches. [See attachment - newspaper print of letter to mother.] He marriedQueenie Alice Hopkins in 1922.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 January 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [02 January 2018]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch cemetery records) [02 January 2018]; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 21 August 1915 (Papers Past) [30 June 2016]

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