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Private G C Manges


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Private George Christopher MANGES, G/15119,  6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 7th October 1916, age 17.

11th January 1897, born Swadlingcote, Derbyshire, son of Christopher and Julia Manges, of Little End, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire.

26th December 1898, Swadlingcote, baptism of George Christopher Manges, son of Christopher Thomas and Julia Manges, of Coppice Side, Swadlingcote, Derbyshire.


1911 Census - 50 Town End, Bolsover, near Cheterfield - George Amos, head, age 39, married, coal hewer, worker, born Kent, Parish not known; Margaret Jane Amos, wife, age 36, married 17 years, 9 children, 5 still alive, born Sunderland, Parish not known; George Amos, son, age 16, single, coal hewer, worker, born Bolsover, Derbyshire; Albert Amos, son, age 13, born Whittington, Derbyshire; Ernest Amos, son, age 7, born Bolsover, Derbyshire; Ivy Amos, son, age 3, born Bolsover, Derbyshire; Harold Amos, son, age 7 months, born Bolsover, Derbyshire;

Miss C Ledourne, lodger, age 19, single, actress?, born New Tredegar, South Wales;

Mrs C Manges, lodger, age 29, married (17 years, crossed out), 2 children, both still alive, actress?, born Bodmin, Cornwall; Mr C Manges, lodger, age 38, married, musician, born Neath?, South Wales; George Manges, lodger, son, age 12, born Swadlingcote, Derbyshire; May Manges, lodger, daughter, age 6, born Holbeach, Lincoln.


Called up, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, age 18 years & 10 months, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 106lbs.  Resided Cottingham, Cambridgeshire. Formerly farm labourer.

Home 10th May 1916 to 12th September 1916; BEF 13th September 1916 to 7th October 1916.

10th May 1916, Called up for Service; 10th May 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th May 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st August 1916, Shoreham, disorderly conduct in the ranks, 2 days confined to Camp; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1916, embarked; 13th September 1916, Infantry Base Depot, France; 29th September 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment & joined them In the Field.

2nd October 1916, memo from Infantry Record Office to D.A.G. Base, 3rd Echelon - "Attached please find application received from the father of No. G/15119 Pte George Manges posted from the 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regt. to Infantry Base 13-9-16. According to his Birth Certificate this man was born 11th January 1899 and is therefore under 18 years of age, he should be dealt with under Army Council Instruction No.1184 of 1916 para.2. (a).

4th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, Christopher Thomas Manges, Little End, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire; Mother, Julia Manges, Little End, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire; Brothers - none; Sisters - Beatrice May Manges, age 14, Little End, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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