Staff Sergeant Hendry M Manby

25 Sep 1944

Hendry Middleton Manby was the son of Robert and Jane Manby. He enlisted into the Gordon Highlanders and volunteered for airborne forces.

Staff Sergeant Manby successfully completed his Glider Pilot training and was posted to A Squadron, 1st Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

S/Sgt Manby was killed in action on 25/26 September 1944, aged 24, and was given an isolated field burial in an Arnhem garden near the junction of Benedendorpsweg and Kneppelhoutweg, and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 22 August 1945.

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By Rod Gibson

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