Transcript of extract from The London Gazette
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|Subject||Manchester, John Henry|
|Title||Transcript of extract from The London Gazette|
|Notes||A typewritten transcript of an extract from the 15th November 1918 edition of The London Gazette, reporting the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal to Corporal J. H. Manchester for conspicuous gallantry and resource in an attack. Beneath the extract is typed Certified true Extract., a signature, for Lieut Colonel, Officer i/c Infantry Records, No.6.District., and Lichfield. 10/5/1920.|
John Manchester (Service Number 240698) served with the 1/5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment as a corporal and later a sergeant. He was severely gassed in the trenches, but went on to serve in the RAF during the Second World War.
Part of a collection relating to John Manchester, deposited by his daughter-in-law, who describes him as a very modest man.
|Item Date||10th May 1920|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Meriel Patrick (Ferrens Art Gallery, Hull submissions day 31st May 2008)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Mrs B. J. Manchester|