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Peter Manning


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Newspaper clippings from the Bradford Telegraph and Argus in 1941 (supplied by Frank Sugden)

Survived the sinking of Prince of Wales, but sadly died on the 16th February 1942 during the evacuation and fall of Singapore.

Text of the above news clipping for Peter Manning:

Other survivors include:-

Prince of Wales. - Gunner Peter Manning, aged 25, son of the late Mr and Mrs William Manning. Vulcan Road, Dewsbury; Engine room Artificer Robert Alfred Woodhead, Ingrow. (Near Keighley, West Yorkshire); Leading Seaman Austin Nilen, 77, Lonsdale Street, Bradford.

Text of the second news clipping for Peter Manning:


Among those believed to have been in the Prince of Wales are Petty Officer Geoffrey Whitehead, son-in-law of Mr Herbert Richardson, Licensee of the Crown Hotel, Batley;  AB Eddie Midgley, son of Mr and Mrs George Midgley of Earlsheaton; AB Peter Manning, son of the late Mr and Mrs William Manning, Vulcan road, Dewsbury; and Robert Silcock, aged 27, mechanic, eldest son of Mr and Mrs P. Silcock, Manor Cottage, Oakworth.


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Information provided by

Frank Sugden

Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

In Memory of
Able Seaman
D/JX 213548
H.M.S. Sultan, Royal Navy
who died on
Monday 16 February 1942 . Age 25 . 
Additional Information: Son of William and Annie Manning; husband of Annie Manning, of Leeds, Yorkshire. 
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom 
Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 66, Column 1.