16774 ‘A’ Company 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment
Harry Manby was born around 1878, the son of Arthur and Ellen Manby of Clarence Villas, Sudbury. His father was a stonemason and in 1891 the family of 12 were living at Vine Cottage, near Inkerman Row, Sudbury. They later moved to Glenfield Villa, Clarence Road. Harry was married to Sarah. They lived at 9 Church Walk, Sudbury. A report in the Suffolk and Essex Free Press in 1914 mentions that 5 sons from one family were serving at the front. ‘F. Manby, Army Service Corps; H. Manby, Suffolk Regiment; A. Manby, 12th Royal Lancers;
E. Manby, 13th Hussars; C. Manby, Royal Marines, HMS Mars. F. Manby, A. Manby and E. Manby hold medals for the South African War’. Harry died aged 42 on 25th August 1920 and lies buried in Sudbury Cemetery.
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