William George Nicholas Manley

William George Nicholas Manley

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 16 Nov 1901 (aged 69)
Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Burial Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Plot Y 5335
Memorial ID 9726383 · View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 30 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9726383
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William George Nicholas Manley (17 Dec 1831–16 Nov 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9726383, citing Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .