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George MANNING

Regimental number219
Place of birthBeechworth, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
AddressBeaconsfield, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6' 0"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, J G Manning, Beaconsfield, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Junior Cadets; 1 year in the 56th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 26), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
47
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (nature of wound not stated); transferred to Malta, and disembarked, 4 May 1915, and admitted to Tigne Hospital.

Embarked Malta, 12 July 1915; admitted to Mustapha Barracks, Alexandria, 16 July 1915.

Embarked for Gallipoli, 19 July 1915; joined Bn at Anzac, 25 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1915 (gun shot wound, forearm and fractured thigh); admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Claring Station, 8 August 1915.

Died of wounds on board HS 'Dunluce Castle', 8 August 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MANNING George

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