Frank Charles Manning

Name

Frank Charles Manning

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

17/04/1915
31

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
TS/2861
Royal Army Service Corps
No. 2 Base Reserve Depot

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE
IXX.B.5
France

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Frank was the son of Samuel Manning of Laugham near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, and the husband of Lottie Elizabeth Manning (nee Underwood), whom he married on Christmas Day 1906. The couple lived at 56 High Street, Stevenage, with their young children, Frank Sam James and Sydney Charles. Frank Manning was employed as a Groom by Mr.Posten.

Wartime Service

He was attested for service in the Army on the 29th September 1914 in Woolwich, London. Just 14 days later, on the 13th October he was posted to France arriving at the No.2 Base Reserve Depot on the 17th October. On the 17th March 1915 Frank was admitted to No.6 Stationary Hospital suffering from a loss of appetite, headaches and severe tiredness. He was quickly diagnosed as suffering with Enteric Fever and the following day was transferred to the No.2 General Hospital in Le Harve where, for the next month his health both improved and deteriorated. On the night of the 16th April 1915 a Doctor examined him and found that he was weak but improving. Just a few hours later the Doctor was summoned to Frank’s bedside where he found him in an extreme state of deterioration. Frank died at 1.15am on the 17th April 1915 and is buried in the St. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson