(Service number 34701)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 14 January 1892 Place of Birth Cork, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 53 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Occupation Salesman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. S. HAYES (cousin), Waiapi, Temuka
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 20th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 7 December 1916
Transport Port Lyttelton
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
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

Salesman; company manager


Date 7 March 1958 Age 63 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 2,Plot 375
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Manning was born, he declared, on 14 January 1892 at Cork, Ireland. He named his cousin, John Stephen Hayes of Temuka, as his next-of-kin. J. S. Hayes was called up for service. J. Manning, 34701, returned to New Zealand per the “Arawa” (Draft No. 244), reaching Lyttelton about 12 May 1919. John married Theresa Dobbyn in 1924. He died on 7 March 1958, there being a discrepancy between his age at death and his birthdate. Theresa died in 1972 and is buried with John in Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2020]; New Zealand Times, 29 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 May 2020]; Memorial Park Cemetery headstone transcription [02 June 2020]

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