(Service number 6/2441)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||19 January 1896||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Grey Road, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. L. MANNING (mother), Grey Road, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||7th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Gunshot wound to left leg .
|Date||9 May 1983||Age||87 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Row 162, Plot 237|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Archibald Manning, known as Archie, was born on 19 January 1896 at Timaru, the youngest of the nine sons and two daughters of John Lumley and Devina (née Duff) Manning. His father, a fisherman, drowned on 18 June 1909 at Caroline Bay. Archie was educated at Timaru Main School.
A Timaru boy, writing to his parents on 2 January 1916, mentions that he had met a lot of Timaru boys in Egypt, including Archie Manning. Archie married Rita Iris Taylor in 1922 at Christchurch. He was awarded the MBE.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 July 2002]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 July 2002]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [24 July 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [24 July 2020]; Timaru Herald, 1 March 1916 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]
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