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Memorials & Monuments
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- Biography -
- George Edward Manning -

G E Manning Name : George Edward Manning

Son of Richard Calving (Dick) Manning and Sarah Ann Manning (née Russell) of Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 12 May 1894 Ventnor.

Dick Manning died in 1904. Sarah Manning died in 1911.

George Edward Manning emigrated to Ontario 1913.
  Census information :

1901 : Dick and Sarah Manning, with their children including George aged 7, are at 36a, South Street, Ventnor. Dick Manning is a Gardener (Domestic). Also present is their adopted son, William Apthorn (sic) also known as Frank Axhorn.

1911 : Sarah Mannning, a widow, with her sons Tom and George, are at 2 Richmond Cottages, South Street, Ventnor. Both Tom and George are Gardeners (Domestic).

  Service Details :

Pte 192865 George Edward Manning, 15th Bn Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Attested 23 August 1915, when he gave his trade as Laborer, and his next of kin as his brother Thomas Manning, 31 Markham St, Wychwood, Toronto. He was 5 ft 8 in tall, with fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.

His Burial record indicates that he was Killed in Action in an attack south west of Thelus, and was buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery.
  Casualty Details :

Died 9 April 1917, aged 27

Buried at Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, Pas-de-Calais, France

CWGC Record
Veteran Affairs Canada record (includes death notice and photograph)
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
St Wilfrid's School, Ventnor, War Memorial
County War Memorial
  Documents :


Friday, March 21, 1913 Page 4

OFF TO CANADA. - Several Ventnor young men left to-day by the s.s. Auscania (*) from Southampton for Canada, namely, Messrs. C. Miller, G.E. Manning, F. Axhorn, H.S. Morris, R. Denness and F.S. Civil. All are bound to Toronto, Ontario, and will carry the best wishes of a large circle of friends for their future welfare. The passage arrangements for the whole party were in the hands of the Cunard agents, Messrs. Geo. Spencer and Sons. We hear that quite a dozen more residents are making the preliminary arrangements for departure.

(*) The ship was actually the s.s. Ausonia, departed Southampton March 20th 1913 for Portland, Maine. The passenger list gives the following :

Morris Hilton, Porter, 19 - his name is struck through, so he may not have travelled
Geo. R. Manning, Gardener, 18
Reg Denness, Boot Repairer, 19
Frank Axhorn, Stableman, 25
Fran Sivell, Porter, 17
Chas Miller, Gardener, 38


Friday, June 12, 1914 Page 4

MARRIAGE. - On Saturday, May 30th, a very pretty wedding took place in Toronto, Canada, the bride being Miss Mabel Cass, second daughter of Mr. William Cass, of Hunnyhill, Newport, I.W., and the bridegroom Mr. Tom Manning, of Ventnor. The ceremony took place at St. Michael's All Angel's Church, Whychin-road, Toronto. After the ceremony a good company sat down to breakfast. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. G.E. Manning. There were numerous presents.

Toronto Star


Friday, April 27, 1917 Page 1

Pte. George Manning, of 31, Raglan place, Wychwood, 23 years of age, has received a gunshot wound in the left arm. Before enlisting he worked for the Steel and Radiation Co., on King street west. He has been out here three years, having been born at Ventnor. A field-card stating that he was well was received two hours before the telegram announcing about him being wounded. He lived with his brother at the Raglan street address. This news reached us from Mrs. Manning, Ventnor Villa, Toronto, and is contained in a Press paragraph with photo. Before leaving Ventnor, Private Manning was in the employ of Mr. James Knight.


Friday, June 1, 1917 Page 3

Ventnor Man Killed in Action.
Private G.E. Manning, a native of Ventnor, who was wounded on March 2nd, was killed in action on April 9th, a few days after returning to the trenches. He was in the 48th Highlanders of the Canadian Contingent, and was 23 years of age. Before emigrating to Canada a few years ago, he was a well-known Ventnor lad. Pte. Manning's address in Canada is Ventnor Villa, 31, Raglan Avenue, Toronto.
  Further Information :

Two of Manning's travelling companions to Canada also died in World War I :

Frank / William Axhorn (the adopted son of his parents)

Reginald Dennes
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 6 December 2011


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