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Remembered Today:

Capt J G Manuel DSC


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Canadian-born Capt J G Manuel served in Nos 12 and 10 Sqns, RNAS [which became No 210 Sqn RAF on 1 April 1918] and was credited with 13 aerial victories while with the latter unit. He was awarded the DSC in the Gazette of 19 December 1917 for a solo attack on Abeele aerodrome, when he dropped his bombs from 1500 feet and silenced an enemy machine gun with 50 rounds from his own guns.

On 9 May 1918 he was injured when a flare pistol exploded in his hand while in flight. He was killed in an accident on 10 June when the Sopwith Camel he was flying, B7249, collided with D9590, flown by Lt Francis Coupe Dodd, of No 210 Sqn, who was also killed in the accident.

Capt Manuel was Mentioned in Despatches in the Gazette on 1 January 1919.

The CWGC details of Capt Manuel are:


Initials: J G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Unit Text: 210th Sqdn.

Age: 25

Date of Death: 10/06/1918

Awards: DSC

Additional information: Son of George and Edith Manuel, of 9635, 105th St., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: N. 7.


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