PRIVATE GEORGE AUBREY MANATON
INNS OF COURT OTC
25TH JULY 1918 AGE 25
BURIED: BRAUNTON METHODIST CHAPELYARD, DEVON, UK
29 July 1918
Mr George Aubrey Manaton, who died on July 25, at the age of 26 years, was a journalist of great promise. Early in 1914 he joined the editorial staff of The Times from the London News Agency, and in the early weeks of the war he rendered good service as a Special Correspondent at the French ports. Although far from strong, he volunteered for military service and joined the Inns of Court OTC. After a few weeks of brave endeavour he broke down in training and was discharged from the Army suffering from consumption. To the deep regret of his colleagues he was unable to resume his work in Printing House Square, and, after spending some months in a sanatorium, he went home to Braunton, North Devon. There he did a great deal of journalistic work, including a series of articles in the style of the chief war correspondents, for the Newspaper World, and awaited the inevitable with the cheerful courage of a fine character. The funeral will take place in Braunton this afternoon.
George Manaton was one of the five children of William and Sarah Manaton of Bruanton, Devon. His elder brother, Frederick, had died of wounds received at Thiepval on 17 September 1916.