MANNING, Archibald
(Service number 6/2441)

Aliases Archie
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 19 January 1896 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Grey Road, Timaru
Occupation Upholsterer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. L. MANNING (mother), Grey Road, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

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

Gunshot wound to left leg .

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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