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Leslie Ivan Manning

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Portrait of Lieutenant Leslie Ivan Manning, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 1 / F794 29. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Ivan AWMM
  • Surname
    Manning AWMM
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    WWI 24/1906 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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    20 July 1891 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs, Dr L.S. Manning (mother), 135 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
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Service

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  • War
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    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1906 AWMM
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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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    • Son of Leslie S. and Helen Manning of 135 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mention of Lieut L I Manning in diary notes recorded by Rifleman Ormonde Stoney during his time with the NZ Rifle Brigade in WW1.
      (February 1917 – in Flanders)
      “We then took over the line at Lasentie and “D Coy” had the front line so it was here I did my first spell on the firestep – the trick in being four days and we could not sleep for the cold. This sector was quieter than Fleur-Baiux there being no “Minnies” or “Rum-Jars”, only a “whizzbang and a few “Pineapples”. Of the first eight days “D Coy” did in the line here I did four in Subsidiary on Lewis Gun instruction.
      “We then went out for a few days – rest it was called – but of course when “out” we either went on fatigue or drilled. Went on the line again and did more fire-step and fatigues and were eventually relieved by the “King’s Own” – about the best crowd of Tommies I’ve seen for size – the “Red Dinks” we called them. We spent this night near Sailly (in billets) and the following day we set off through Sailly following a round about course till we got near Metren where we spent two nights and a day. On this march I went lame and Mr Manning took my rifle and gave me his walking stick, otherwise I should not have got there. This was near the end of February [1917]. Manning was an absolute white man.”
      (June 1917 - after Messines, 7 June)
      “From there we (13 & 16 Ptls, D Coy, 2nd NZRB) over the “Bags” on June 3rd 1917 in a daylight raid then over with the Batt carrying party on June 7th in the Messines stunt.
      “Two days over at Messines then three days in the Tunnels-Hill 13 going out on night fatigues then two days at Nieppe for a rest (Batt here for five days) then up in Ploegstert Wood as one of the Brigade carrying party working from “Dead Kone [?] Corner” to the “Dead End” (of a C T) by the “Bird Cage”. Our mob (2nd Dinks) did two days in strong points in front of the “Sugar Refinery” – here I saw a famous “Steel Tree”.
      “Out to the Tunnels and then back to the Breastworks in the Bush, always on night fatigues. Manning our acting OC was wounded on one of these night jobs.”
      (September 1918 - Ormonde at Brockenhurst)
      “4th: - Pictures at 2 pm. After tea I went to see Sid Greedy and he told me Capt Manning had been killed – he was platoon officer when I first joined the Batt in France ....... He had a very strong character and was well liked by all who knew him.”

      Extracts submitted by Rob Aspden – 7 November 2016 Public - Robert John - Researcher - 26 November 2016 - Family papers: Mention of Lieut L I Manning in diary notes recorded by Rifleman Ormonde Stoney during his time with the NZ Rifle Brigade in WW1.
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Death

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    26 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    BapaumeFrance AWMM
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    Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM III F 25 AWMM
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22 December 2016VictoriaWellington, New ZealandResearcher
26 November 2016Robert JohnWhangaparaoa, NZResearcher