David Garrick Manson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: R/2098
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Drake Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 04.11.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 2 & 3 & 162 to 162A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 19.01.1898
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 29 Caldrum St, Dundee
  • Occupation: J. & A.D. Grimond Ltd, Bowbridge Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Joan Manson

  • Father:

    David Manson

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jane Kerr (formerly Manson), 17 Mortimer St, Dundee

  • Children:

    David, born 01.08.1917

More about David Garrick Manson

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.


Mrs David Manson, 29 Caldrum Street, Dundee, have received intimation that her husband, A.B., D. G. Manson, Royal Naval Division, had been killed on November 4.  Previous to joining the colours he was in the employment of J. & A. D. Grimond Limited, Bowbridge Works.

A.B. Manson, who was 19 years of age, enlisted eighteen months ago, and had been five months at the front.

Dundee Courier 26th  November 1917

David Manson was the son of Mr David and Mrs Joan Manson of Dundee and the husband of Mrs Jane Manson of 29 Caldrum Street and, later, 1 Leng Street, Dundee. He was conscripted into the Royal Naval Division after service with the Highland Cyclist Battalion, the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) Territorial Force which he joined at the end of August 1916 in Kirkcaldy, Fife. After training at Blandford Camp in Dorset he was drafted to the Drake Battalion, reporting first to the XIII Corps Draft Training Depot in Northern France. At the end of August he joined the Drake Battalion which was preparing to move to Belgium to take part in the Passchendaele fighting. David Manson was killed in action during the Second Passchendaele Battle and his body was not recovered. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial and the Dundee City Roll of Honour. He may be listed twice in the City book under 2640 and 2641 as only two D Mansons are listed in CWGC and Royal Naval records and the other man was from the island of Stroma, served at sea, died in 1919 and is buried in Caithness.

Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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