The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant C P H Manley


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Second Lieutenant Charles Percival Henry MANLEY, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, at Lens, France, 4th October 1918,  age 20.

Son of the Rev. Charles Augustus and Mary Jane Manley, of St. Dunstan's Vicarage, Canterbury, Kent.


1911 Census - St John's Foundation School for the sons of Poor Clergy of the Church of England, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey - Charles Percival Henry Manley, Pupil, age 12, student, born Acca, Palestine.


Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, IV. E. 20., Wimille, France. Commemorated St. Dunstan's Church, Canterbury, Kent

AWARDS: MC


London Gazette 23rd November 1917.

War Office, 23rd November, 1917. REGULAR FORCES.

The under mentioned cadets to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants (attached) -  31 October 1917: 

Royal West Kent Regiment - Charles Perceval Henry Manley.

London Gazette 7th February 1918.

War Office, 7th February 1918. Regular Forces.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants (attached), unless otherwise stated, are transferred to Service Battalions, with effect from date shown:

Royal West Kent Regiment. - 31st October 1917. - C.P.H.Manley.

London Gazette 1st February 1919.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the following rewards to the under mentioned Officers and Warrant Officers in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field:

AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Charles Percival Henry Manley, 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of an advanced post on the night of 27th - 28th September 1918, north west of Lens. he enemy raided the post held by his platoon. Before doing so the post was subjected to shell and trench mortar fire for twenty minutes, during which time he kept his men in a dugout, but as soon as the shelling lifted he got them out and with Lewis gun and rifle fire drove off the attack. He was severely wounded, but not until he had saved the situation.


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