Capt.. Cyrus E. Manierre Jr. is arriving Saturday on a week's
departure leave to be with his mother, Mrs. E. Harrison Manierre, in
Lake Forest. Mrs. Manierre has invited some of her son's old
friends to cocktails Sunday afternoon. Capt. Manierre is to attend
a commando school in Scotland.
[Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Wednesday,
Sep 22, 1943, Page 25]
from a very well-to-family (both is grandfather and great-grandfather
had been mayors of Chicano) so the society ages carried many stories of
he and his family.
sons of Mrs. Edith Harrison Manierre of Lake Forest. who were reported
missing in action in the European Theater in August, are prisoners of
war in Germany, according to letters received by their mother from
strangers who said both men had been named in German short wave
This information was announced yesterday by Collector of Internal
Revenue, Carter H. Harrison, Mrs. Manierre's father.
Maj. Cyrus E. Manierre, Jr., who was with the paratroops, was
reported missing Aug. 18. Lt. William R. Manierre., a bomber
pilot, was similarly listed Aug. 16.
[Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Thursday, Nov
18, 1944, Page 14]
News of the exploits of war prisoners in
Stalagluft I in Germany has Mrs. Edith Harrison Manierre In a constant
state of expectation, for when she last heard Dec, 4 from her two sous,
Maj. Cyrus E. Manierre and Lt. William R. Manierre, they both were
detained in that camp. As yet no word has reached her from the brothers,
but the rumors that Mrs. Manierre has collected tell an incredible
It was Mrs. Jefferson Caffery, Maj. Manierre’s godmother, who cabled the
news from Paris that the camp had been liberated. Since then Mrs.
Manierre has learned from a long distance call to the state de¬partment
in Washington, D. C„ and from newspaper accounts that the camp reputedly
freed Itself, seizing 200 square miles at German territory, two other
prison camps, three towns, a concentration camp, and an air field with
24 German planes intact.
It took two days for a scout from the camp to reach the Russian lines,
and not until last Saturday did the Red army establish contact with the
former prisoners. Mrs. Manierre has heard that 8,000 men from the camp
already have been evacuated, but whether to England or Le Havre she has
not been unable to verify,
[Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday,
May15, 1945, Page 15]
[courtesy of John Trundle]
Grave marker for Cyrus E. Manierre, Jr.
in Lot 42, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery, Middleburg (Loudoun
graduated from the US Military Academy, West Point on 29 May 1942 and
was commissioned as a 2nd Lt, Cavalry.
However he switched his focus to parachute infantry and
on 10 November 1942 was assigned to Hq Hq, 508th PIR
On 2 December 1942 2/Lt Manierre went
on detached service to intelligence school but it was not stated where
the school was located. He returned to duty on 17 December.
1/Lt Manierre was relieved of duty with the regiment on
30 June 1943 but his destination was not recorded.
The U.S., Select Military Register, 1945 indicates
that Cyrus binned on the silver bars of a 1st Lieutenant on 14 December
The double bars of a captain came on
23 August 1943.
His final promotion, to that of Major,
came on 15 July 1944.