Date of birth: 20th April 1907
Parents: Guiseppe and Laura Mancini
Wife: Dorothy Mancini nee Hunt
Address: 49 Emscote Road
Occupation: Worked briefly for a builder before joining the Territorial Army
Angelo was born in Warwick on 20th April 1907. According to the 1911 census he was living with his family at 69 Pickard Street. His father Guiseppe (1853-1933), was born in Italy. He was working as an ice cream vendor and was also a musician and played the accordion. Angelo and his brother Joseph also took up this instrument and appear to have been very accomplished
Angelo’s mother Laura was Guiseppe’s second wife and she was born in about 1874 in Lyford, Oxfordshire. Angelo was the youngest of seven children, five boys Erneste (1893-1952), Antonio (1899-1949), Carlo (1900-1952) and Guiseppe known as Joseph (1902-1982). The two girls were Dorothy, born in 1897 and Marietta, born in 1904. He also had two older half brothers, Vittorio (1877-1952) and Tomasso. Angelo was educated at St Mary’s Roman Catholic School in Warwick.
Angelo married Dorothy M Hunt in Warwick in 1929. They had three children who were aged 9, 3 and 12 months at the time of his death.
This WA article features the family of Angelo’s older brother Ernest
Rank & Number: Private, 5101476
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 1st/7th Battalion
Date of death: 28th April 1940
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Douai Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Row J Grave 11
Commemorated locally at:
Angelo enlisted in the Territorial Army in 1936 and was called up in 1939. The Warwick Advertiser reports that he was the first Warwick soldier to die in the conflict.
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office