Rev. Charles Campbell Manning, MC

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Christopher

Rev. Charles Campbell Manning, MC

Post by Christopher » 27 Dec 2008, 11:39

Eddie McIlwaine mentions the Rev. Charles Campbell Manning, MC in his column in the Belfast Telegraph today. Rev. Manning, who was born in Dublin and died in 1954, was a padre in the forces during WWI. He was mentioned in despatches in 1917 and awarded the MC in 1918. Eddie would like to know what brave exploits warranted this brave clergyman being awarded the Military Cross.

The Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910 lists Rev. C. C. Manning, The Parsonage, Muckamore. This must have been during the period he was at St Jude's Parish Church, Muckamore. Ros Davis' website shows that the rector at St Mary's in the Square at Comber during the period 1911-1918 was Rev. Charles Campbell Manning. His address when he signed the 1912 Ulster Covenant is shown as The Rectory, Comber. Eddie McIlwaine states that after the war the Rev. Manning was at Drumbeg Parish and later Holywood Parish. He doesn't mention the date of Rev. Manning's marriage to Dilliana nor does he mention her surname. The Belfast Cathedral site lists him as an Archdeacon of Down and a Canon of Belfast between 1930-45.

The World War I website of Friends School, Lisburn lists another Charles Manning ...
MANNING, Major Robert Charles, DSO, MC, Legion of Honour, Mentioned in Dispatches. Born in Rathgar, Co. Dublin he was a graduate of TCD. He served in 170th Tunnelling Company RE and DoW in Pernes, France on the 6.9.18 age 29. He is buried in Pernes British Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France, plot 6, row A, grave 38, was the son of Lionel John and F. M. Manning of Hillsborough, Co. Down, and husband of A. F. Manning of Valley, Anglesey.

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