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30 November 1915 Manchester, England.
591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
Ringway Parachute Trainng Course 86.
Son of John Joseph McManus (16 Oct 1887-1956)
and Mary Martin (6 Dec 1885- c.1960s)
Mary Agnes McManus (1917-1980 ),Mrs James J Ryan
m. 1945 Manchester. See news articles below.
Father of Trevor McManus
Sister Mary Ryan named her eldest son after her deceased brother Joseph.
1939 Register, John and Mary McManus were living at 10 Chaman Street, Manchester. He was employed as HMAW Storekeeper.
Joseph McManus and his sister Mary were living at
55 Exeter Street, Manchester. Mary was a milliner.
Plumber in 1939 register.
Served in Manchester AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) in 1939.
1940 in Manchester
to Nellie Platford (1915-2000)
His widow did not re-marry.
The marriage registration records that he was John McManus rather than Joseph at his wedding.
Newspaper clips below confirm this is the same chap.
24 Mar 1945 aged 29 killed by enemy machine gun fire.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery plot 29, row B grave No.10.
Cemetery / Memorial:
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