Sylvester Manger

Date of birth:                 1890
PoppiesPlace of birth:                St. Martin, Guernsey
Service No.:                    15363
Rank:                                  Private
Regiment / Division:   Royal Fusiliers (City fo London Regiment)
Battalion:                          8th Battalion
Died:                                   23rd April 1916 aged 26 years
Death Location:             France


Life before the War

In the 1911 census, Sylvester (transcribed as Silrenter) was a Boarder living at Magdala House, Britannia Road, St. Mary’s Parish, Southampton. He was employed by the Royal Yacht Club as a Billiards Marker.

Name: Sylvester Manger
Birth Place: Guernsey, Channel Islands
Residence: Southampton
Death Date: 23 Apr 1916
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Southampton
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Battalion: 8th Battalion
Number: 15363
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 86548, R.F.A.

Sylvester is Remembered with Honour at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calias Reference II.H.27

He is also Remembered at the Bailiwick Memorial, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, as well as St. Martin’s Parish Memorial, Guernsey.

National Roll of the Great War

“Mauger, S., Private, Royal Fusiliers.

He volunteered in April 1915, and after a short period of training was drafted to France. Here he took part in many engagements, and whilst in action on 23rd April 1916, he was killed. He was entitled to the 1914 – 1915 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

8, Derby Road, Southampton”

 This address is also that of Charles Robert Prioux Manger who died on 1st April 1917 at sea. At this present time, no connection can be found between these 2 men.

Balliwick Guernsey War Memorial

Balliwick of Guernsey War Memorial

St Martins Parish Memorial Guernsey

St.Martins Parish Memorial Guernsey

Sylvester Manger 1

Vermelles British Cemetary.Pas de Calais France.

Memorial Headstone at Vermelles British Cemetary.Pas de Calais

Researched by Becky Lonergan October 2013.

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