Manuel, George Stephen


George Manuel was the son of Stephen Manuel, of Martlesham House, Woodbridge. His mother was Zoë Manuel, daughter of Alexander C. Ionides, of Hove.

He was only at Winchester for a very short time, leaving owing to illness and eventually going on to Gordonstoun. After leaving Gordonstoun, Manuel went to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he gained his hockey colours in his first term. He went to RMC Sandhurst in October 1941 and was posted to the Royal Norfolk Regiment in March 1942.

In September 1942 he was seconded to 12th Battalion, Nigeria Regiment, West African Frontier Force. His unit went out to Burma, where it joined the Chindits in operations behind Japanese lines. Manuel was killed in action on April 18th 1944, at the age of twenty-two. His commanding officer wrote that George was killed instantly, shot through the head, when helping to get some wounded men out of a tight corner; and he saw all the wounded carried away before he was killed.

He lies in grave 6.A.23 of the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.


War: World War 2

  • Surname: Manuel
  • Forenames or initials: George Stephen
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1935
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Nigeria Regiment, West African Frontier Force
  • Date of Birth: 2nd April 1922
  • Date of Death: 18th April 1944
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Not commemorated
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma: Grave 6.A.23