Private

Rudolph Manning

Conflict: 
Anglo Boer War
NZ WAR GRAVES

Biographical Notes:

Trooper Rudolf John Thompson MANNING, Trooper Bertie O’NEIL, St. Peter in the Fields, Bombay, New Zealand.
Bertie O’Neil and John Manning left for the Boer War together, aboard the Drayton Grange, on the 14th April ,1902, with the 10th Contingent. They undoubtedly knew each other, growing up in the same district. O’Neil’s father farmed at Bombay and Manning’s at Paparaka, near Pukekhoe.
Both died from illness contracted on board ship, returning from South Africa. Manning returned on the Montrose, which arrived in Auckland on the 18th August, 1902, dying from pneumonia following scarletina on the 14th, between Australia and Auckland. He was buried at sea with full military honours.
O’Neil travelled on the Britannic to Wellington, berthing on the 1st August, 1902. Many of the troops on board were suffering from measles and pneumonia. O’Neil, with others, was transferred to isolation on Somes Island, where he died a week later. Trooper Manning has no “official” memorial according to government sources. His name is inscribed on the side of Bertie O’Neil’s headstone at Bombay and on the Ranfurly Memorial.
Source: Evening News, Wellington, August 1902, various articles, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Phil Beattie

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Casualty

Name:
Rudolph Manning
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
Mr F.W. Manning (father), Paparata, Pukekohe, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Enlistment Address: 
Paparata, Pukekohe, New Zealand
Occupation on Enlistment:
Farmer
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade, 10 Contingent

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Pneumonia and scarlatina
Date of Death:
15 August 1902
Day of Death:
Friday
Conflict: 
Anglo Boer War

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
10th Contingent
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
14 April 1902
Vessel:
Drayton Grange
Destination:
South Africa

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Location: 
New Zealand
Rudolph Manning
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