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  • Naval Service:
    Royal Navy
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    HMS Berwick
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  • Date of Death:
    10th January 1917
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  • Place of Death:
    R.N. Hospital, Bermuda
  • Place of Burial:
    Bermuda Royal Naval Cemetery, Bermuda, Grave 210.
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Further Information About MANNING Job Harry

Initials given as T.H. on Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Baptised on 12th November 1884, Bromsgrove, son of Joseph Frederick and Jane Manning.

1891 Census
164 Worcester St, Bromsgrove
Joseph F. Manning, head, age 35, Tailor, born Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Jane Manning, wife, age 32, Dressmaker, born Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Job Harry Manning, son, age 6, born Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Hubert G. Manning, son. age 4, born Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Job Manning was born in Bromsgrove on 18th October 1884.  On the 18th October 1902 at the age of 18 he enlisted in the Royal Navy for a term of 12 years. He was 5 feet 6½ inches tall with light coloured hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.  Prior to enlisting he was employed as a Messenger.  Over the next 12 years he served on 23 ships before being discharged to the Officer Section on 4th August 1914.  He was promoted to Acting Mate on 15th February 1915.

Entry in HMS Berwick logbook on 10th January 1917:
Departed this life in R.N. Hospital, Bermuda Job Manning Mate (T) of this ship


Death registered in Naval War Deaths 1914-1921 and Marine Deaths for the Year 1917 with the information: Mate, HMS Berwick, 1917

Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, 20th January 1917:
Mrs J.F. Manning of Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove received an official telegram on Friday morning informing her of the death of her son Mr Job Henry Manning, mate, in the Royal Navy. The telegram stated the cause of death was collapse of the lung, following an injury. No further details have yet been received, but a further message states that the death occurred on Thursday. This week, Mrs Manning has also received a telegram from Buckingham Palace as follows:
€œThe King and Queen deeply regret the loss you and the Navy have sustained by the death of your son in the service of his country. Their Majesties deeply sympathise with you in your sorrow.”
Mr Manning, who was 32 years old last October, was the eldest son of Mr J.F. Manning, tailor, Bromsgrove. He joined the Navy in February 1900 and by his diligence and perseverance had gradually risen to the position of an officer in the service. He became an able-seaman at the age of 18 and successfully passed examinations qualifying him for the positions of torpedo instructor, gunner, first class petty officer, warrant officer, electrical engineer and mate. For the last 18 months he had been mate, and so satisfactorily had he discharged the duties of the post, that he had been notified that he would be gazetted as lieutenant in February of this year. Mr Manning visited his mother during the past summer before proceeding on his last spell of service.

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Credits: Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger researched by Andy Frisby.