Photograph of John Manchester

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Photograph of John Manchester during his RAF service. During the First World War, Manchester (Service Number 240698) served with the 1/5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment as a corporal and later a sergeant, and was awarded the DCM. He was severely gassed in the trenches, but went on to serve in the RAF during the Second World War. Part of a collection relating to John Manchester, deposited by his daughter-in-law, who describes him as "a...