Sir William Maxwell Manchester

Date of birth

29 January 1908 at Waimate

Died

6 September 1983 at Dunedin

Parents

John William and Elizabeth Manchester

Married

Enid May Kibblewhite

Children

Two sons – Arthur John and Timothy Stuart

Education

Timaru Boys’ High School

Honours

  • Life member Christchurch Rugby Football Club

Career

  • Forty-two years with National Mortgage and Agency in Christchurch, Waimate, Gore and Dunedin
  • Manager of the Dunedin Branch from 1957-68

Sporting

  • Timaru Boys’ High School first fifteen and first eleven 1924-26
  • Represented Canterbury from 1928-34 and also in 1936
  • Represented the South Island from 1931-33
  • Represented New Zealand on thirty-six occasions between 1932-36
  • Captain of the 1935/36 All Blacks, led his team in 20 of the 30 games in Britain and Canada
    Coached Otago University team 1947-52