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William George Nicholas Manley
Birth: Dec. 17, 1831
Death: Nov. 16, 1901

Waikito-Hauhah Maori Wars Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he served in the Royal Regiment of Artillery as an Assistant Surgeon. On April 29, 1864, during the Waikito-Hauhah Maori wars at Tauranga in New Zealand, he volunteered to go along with the storming party into the rebel Pah. ("Pah" is the Maori word for "fort"). Here he tried to save the life of a Naval Officer, Commander Hay; unfortunately, the Commander was mortally wounded. Manley then volunteered to return to see whether he could find any more wounded, and was one of the last officers to leave the Pah. He was later to reach the rank of Surgeon-General. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 to 1871, he served with the British Ambulance. In addition to his Victoria Cross, he was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath and a Knight of the Order of St. John, and was awarded the Prussian Iron Cross (2nd. Class), the Bavarian Order of Merit, and the Geneva Cross. He died in Cheltenham and is buried in the cemetery there, along with his wife, son and daughter. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium
Cheltenham
Cheltenham Borough
Gloucestershire, England
Plot: Y 5335
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Oct 30, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9726383
William George Nicholas Manley
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
William George Nicholas Manley
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
William George Nicholas Manley
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
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- Bling Blinky
 Added: Apr. 11, 2016
Resr in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jul. 9, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 16, 2014
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