BORN HULL 1896. SON OF THE LATE ROSE ANN & CORNEILIUS McMANUS, THIS ADDRESS AND 52 WARWICK STREET. HIS MOTHER DIED AND HE SHARED HOME WITH HIS FATHER AND TWO BROTHERS WILLIAM AND MICHAEL. HE WORKED AS A LABOURER. ENLISTED IN THE HULL PALS, ON 05/10/1914. SERVED IN EGYPT. ARRIVED FRANCE 08/03/1916. KILLED IN ACTION 13/11/1916, AGED 20.
Hull Pals Memorial Post. PRIVATE EDWARD McMANUS 12/930. Born in July 1896 Edward was the eldest of three sons to Cornelius and Rose McManus of 52 Warwick Street, Hull. A Dock Labourer by trade he enlisted at City Hall on 5th October 1914 (adding an extra year on his age for good measure to guarantee foreign service before the Great European Adventure was over) joining the 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, 3rd Hull Pals. A member of C Company, Edward was killed in action on the Somme, 13th November 1916 at Beaumont Hamel during the last terrible days of that disastrous campaign as it finally ground to a crushing halt. He was lost out there in the mist and mud and his body was never recovered. Edward McManus is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial; he was 20 years old.
NB: DOUGLAS McMANUS, EYR – 12 ALBERT TERRACE, WASSAND STREET; FRANCIS McMANUS, RNR – 62 HAMPSHIRE STREET.