Lt the Hon John Manners, Grenadier Guards, killed in action 1st Sept 1914


Lieut the Honourable John Neville Manners, Grenadier  Guards [6th Jan1892 – 1st Sept 1914]. A good waist length portrait in service dress uniform by Dorothy Hickling, on the society photographer’s card with her signature in pencil, further double mounted on an old card album leaf 14½ a 9½ ins. This is sold together with another soft focus, artistic. shoulder length portrait of the officer in uniform but without cap, also by the same Ebury Street London artist, who has portraits in the National Portrait Gallery. This one measures 6 x 4½ ins and is mounted on a similar album leaf, the verso with a postcard showing the ceremony of erecting a cross to the officer’s memory  on Mount Pleasant, Clovelly in 1921. The first portrait has small newspaper cutting tipped on with a poem to John Manners by Captain John Greville who wrote it in the trenches.       oct4/2

The Hon John Neville Manners was the eldest son of the 3rd Baron Manners and was a noted cricketer both at Eton and at the MCC, His younger brother, Francis, also served in the Grenadiers during WW1 and won an M.C., later succeeding as 4th Baron.

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