|Place of birth||Waterford, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Golden Grove, Albany, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Henry P Manders, Barrone Court, Goring, Oxfordshire, England|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously enlisted , but discharged 8 April 1916, on account of 'impaired foot, operated')|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: Captain Gerald and Maud VILLIERS-STUART,Richmond, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, Ireland. True name VILLIERS-STUART (served as MANDERS)|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916. Failed to re-embark Cape Town, South Africa: awarded 168 hours' detention and forfeited a total of 11 days' pay, 17 January 1917. Re-embarked Cape Town on board HMAT 'Demosthenes', 29 January 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 March 1917; marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 9 March 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 9 July 1917; taken on strength, 16th Bn, 27 July 1917.
Killed in action, 7 August 1917.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalWill left deferred pay and 'all personable & portable effects that I may be in possession of during Death' to 'Isabel S. Power, 21 Wesley Rd., Rathgar, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland, as a small token o& esteem of 3 years Friendship & Love.'
|Miscellaneous details||True name: Desmond Richard De La Poer VILLIERS-STUART|