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Full Name: Langley Manning
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Langley
Surname: Manning
Also Known As: Lang
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 12/402
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Religion: Anglican
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Mrs H.D. Manning (mother), Rye Lane, Paeroa, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Paeroa, New Zealand
Physical Description:
  • Eye colour: Grey
  • Hair colour: Brown
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Complexion: Medium
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Star of India or Waimana
Destination: Suez, Egypt (3 December 1914)
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 481
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Battalion, 6th (Hauraki) Company
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 25 April 1915
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Memorial Reference: 72.
Biographical Notes:
  • Langley Manning was the 8th child of ten of Harry and Ada Manning of 51 Naylor Street, Hamilton East, New Zealand. He was a native of Paeroa, Upper Thames, which is where his parents are buried.
  • Langley was posted missing after the first day of fighting at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915. He was declared dead by a board of inquiry on 16 January 1916.
  • Two sons, brothers, served and died in WW1 Langley Manning (12/402) KIA 1915 and Fred Manning (11/1827) who died of malaria in 1918.
Description of Image:
  • Langley Manning portrait sent as a postcard to his sister May Roache shortly before he was sent to Gallipoli
  • Postcard front [Cairo, Egypt] street scene, soldiers flanking ?Turkish prisoners of war?, marching through street, bystanders watching wearing suits and local dress.
  • Postcard back, carte postale, divided, not stamped, pencil message. [Cairo, Egypt] street scene Dated 7 April, Cairo. Dear May Just a line in answer to your welcome letter I received yesterday, and to let you know we are leaving Egypt tomorrow. I am sorry to hear that the kiddies have been sick, but I hope they are allright now. With best love to all, & hoping all are well, as I am. Best love [Lang] XXXXXX
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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