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VC1211    Leslie Thomas Manser

Name   Leslie Thomas Manser   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1211   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 50 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Flying Officer

Rank End Of Career   Flying Officer

Place Of Birth   New Delhi, India

Place Of Death   3 miles east of Bree, Belgium, close to the Dutch border

Buried/Location Ashes   Heverlee War Cemetery, near Leuven, Belgium, Vlaams-Brabant


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot VII, Row G, Grave 1

Gazetted    23 October 1942

VC Presented   3 March 1943, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Heverlee War Cemetery, near Leuven, Belgium, Vlaams-Brabant

P  Memorial Plaque, Christ Church, Radlett, Hertfordshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Radlett, Hertfordshire

Named on War Memorial, Chapel, Aldenham School, Elstree, Hertfordshire

Memorial at crash site, Stamprooierbroek, Nr Molenbeersel, N.E. Belguim

P  Named on RAF VC Memorial, St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

Name on Honours Board, Victoria School, Kurseong, Darjeeling, India

Leslie Manser Primary School, Kingsdown Road, Lincoln

By The Way…

He was brother-in-law to 1264  John Randle VC

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1210 VC 1212
VC 1210
VC 1212

BORN    11 May 1922

DIED   31 May 1942   AGE   20

VC Won   30-31 May 1942    AGE    20

Place VC Won   Cologne Raid, Germany

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War