Andrew Glass Manby

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 1831
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 16.01.1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.11.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: 76 James St, Dundee
  • Occupation: William Cleghorn & Co, Arklay St, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    John Manby, 76 James St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David, James & Robert

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Andrew Glass Manby

Andrew is also listed as Alexander. He was the brother of Guardsman James Samson Manby, 12840, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, who was killed in action, 15.09.1916.

Andrew (Alexander) Glass Manby   1831   2d Black Watch

DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED.

Official intimation has been received by Mr John Manby, 76 James Street, Dundee, that his son, Private A. Manby, 2nd Black Watch, has died of wounds received in action in the Persian Gulf.

On the outbreak of war Private Manby came from India to France with the 2nd Black Watch.  He was wounded at Neuve Chapelle, but was able to re-join his regiment, and was with the 2nd Black Watch when they were transferred to Mesopotamia.

Private Manby, who was 25 years of age, was prior to enlistment employed by Messrs Wm. Cleghorn & Co., Arklay Street.  Other three brothers are serving with the colours.  The youngest, Private David Manby, 4th Black Watch was wounded at Loos; James, the eldest is serving in the Scots Guards; and Robert is in the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Dundee Courier 1st February 1916

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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