Date of birth: 1871Place of birth: Southampton
Date of marriage: 1893
Place of marriage: Southampton
Regiment / Division: Mercantile Marine
Battalion/Ship: S.S, “Arcadian” (Belfast)
Died: 15th April 1917 aged 45 years
Death Location: At Sea
Life before the War
Henry was born in 1871 in Southampton and married Kate Barton in 1893 Southampton. Kate was born in 1875 in Southampton. They had 2 daughters:
Emily Kate b.1893
Matilda Jane b.1895
Henry with his wife Kate and children were living at 13, Highlands Terrace, Itchen, Southampton, in 1901. Henry was employed as a Ship’s Fireman on the Seas.
After her husband’s death, Kate married Charles Taylor in 1917.
Henry is Remembered with Honour at the Tower Hill Memorial, London
“Manktelow, Tmr. Henry. S.S. “Arcadian” (Belfast). Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 15th April, 1917. Age 45. Husband of Kate Taylor (formerly Manktelow), of 118, Northumberland St., Southampton”
Originally a passenger liner, “Arcadian” was brought into military service at the start of the war as a troop ship. She was sunk 26 miles off the Greek island of Milos by the German submarine UC – 74 on 15th April 1917 whilst on route from Salonika to Alexandria with the loss of 279 lives, 35 of which were crew.
Researched by Becky Lonergan October 2013.