Author Topic: Danks, Lieutenant Cyril German, 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment  (Read 3045 times)

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I found this looking for something else .... ( isn't Sir F Treves the doctor with the Elephant Man ? )

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He died May 31st, 1900, at the Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, from the effects of a wound received at the battle of Elandslaagte.  He was the only son of the Reverend G W Danks, Vicar of Morton, Gainsborough, was born September 1875, and educated at Haileybury.  He entered the Manchester Regiment from the 4th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, May 1897, being promoted Lieutenant April 1898.  He was serving with his battalion in Natal when war was declared, and was wounded in his first battle, while leading his men.  Lieutenant Danks was then removed to Pietermaritzburg, operated upon by Sir F Treves and his wound healed.  He was soon after invalided, and was subsequently found fit for duty at home, and rejoined April 17th, 1900.  He was, however, again taken ill and died.  He was buried at Morton, June 4th, 1900, with full military honours, the local volunteers attending, and furnishing a firing party.


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Re: Danks, Lieutenant Cyril German, 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 09:07:58 AM »
St Paul’s Church, Morton, Lincolnshire.
Churchyard.  Commemorative cross to Lieutenant C G Danks.
Robert

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Re: Danks, Lieutenant Cyril German, 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 07:28:13 PM »



Thanks Robert - thats a nice memorial !

Do you have the original picture of the cross and the brass memorial ? I wondered what the inscription was .....

Annie  :)
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Re: Danks, Lieutenant Cyril German, 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 08:07:56 PM »
Annie, A report of Cyril Danks military funeral.
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Re: Danks, Lieutenant Cyril German, 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 08:48:27 PM »
Cor !  talk about keeping it in the family....

"The service was conducted by Archdeacon Danks" ???

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