CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant John Fitzpayne Manley
Died: April 9, 1917

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
72nd Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. C. S. Douglas (mother,) 885 Chilco St., Vancouver, British Columbia.
Address at Enlistment:
885 Chilco St., Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of Birth:
July 10, 1896
Trade or Calling:
Law Student
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of Enlistment:
December 28, 1915
Age at enlistment:
19
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
He was instantly killed by shell fire while leading his men in an attack on the enemy tenches at Vimy Ridge
Date of Death:
April 9, 1917
Age at Death:
20
Buried at:
Givenchy-En-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, France
Plot:
Sp. Mem. A. 6.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

72nd Battalion Nominal Roll

Details of death from Ancestry.com which includes a digitized image of the casualty form from the "Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948” database

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 72nd Battalion

Previous service - 72nd Regiment militia (S.H.of C.) and Bishop Ridley College, C.C. 4 years