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Full Name: Ernest Arthur Danesbury Manhire
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Ernest Arthur Danesbury
Surname: Manhire
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 40825
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Grocer's assistant
Next of Kin: Mrs E.A.D. Manhire (wife), Hornby, Canterbury, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Embarkation Date: 2 April 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 80
Vessel: Corinthic
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 57
Page on Nominal Roll: 12
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 4 October 1917
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 2.
Biographical Notes: Ernest Manhire was the son of William Henry and Lucy Manhire, of Hornby, Christchurch, New Zealand; husband of Alice B. Manhire, of Perth-Freemantle Rd., Claremont, Western Australia.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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