John Errol Manners DSC, RN

Born  25 Sep 1914Exeter, Devon, England, U.K.
Died  7 Mar 2020(105)Newbury, Berkshire, England, U.K.


16 Jul 1937 Lt.
1 May 1945 A/Lt.Cdr.
16 Jul 1945 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 12 Apr 1958


6 Jul 1945 DSC

Warship Commands listed for John Errol Manners, RN

HMS Eskimo (F 75)Lt.Destroyer13 Aug 1943
HMS Viceroy (L 21)Lt.DestroyerDec 1943mid 1945
HMS Watchman (D 26)Lt.Destroyerearly 194414 Mar 1944

Career information

Lt. Cdr. J.E. Manners had a distinguished cricketing career playing for Hampshire, Navy and the Combined Services Since leaving the Navy he has written a number of books on Country crafts of the British Isles. He is currently the longest serving member of the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club). His Naval memoirs have been published as a Royal Navy History Release. ISBN-978-0-557.

At the time of this update (Nov 2012) he is still alive.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Viceroy (L 21)

16 Apr 1945 (position 55.36, -1.24)
German U-boat U-1274 was sunk in the North Sea north of Newcastle, in position 55°36'N, 01°24'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Viceroy (A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Manners, RN).

This letter was written by Winston Churchill to the First Sea Lord.

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