Arthur Manning

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Langport branch

Died: 2 November 1943


Arthur Herbert Manning was born on 27 February 1911, the son of Herbert and Frances Ella Manning. He joined Westminster Bank at its Wellington branch in June 1928, and later served at Bridgwater and Exeter branches before moving to Langport branch in November 1937. Outside work he was an enthusiastic sportsman who enjoyed hockey, golf and shooting. A colleague remembered him as 'very promising, able and efficient, always cheerful and willing to give assistance where needed.'


Manning was a territorial soldier, and was called to active service with the Essex Regiment on the outbreak of war in September 1939. He was later commissioned in the same regiment. Lieutenant Manning was killed in action in Italy on 2 November 1943; he was 32 years old. His mother died a week later, after news had arrived that he was missing but before his death had been confirmed.


Arthur Manning is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Street branch

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