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Thornton Thomas MANNING

Regimental number8435
Place of birthAuckland New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBookkeeper
AddressCouncil Chambers, Church Street, Bega, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, T M Manning, Upper Flat, Bega, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 20, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 27 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps Details
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of 17th October, 1917, at WESTHOEK on duty carting planks for road making by his initiative and coolness under heavy gun fire, was of great assistance to Captain a. PINKERTON, 1st Australian Divisional Train (who reported this) in controlling traffic on roads blown up by enemy shells, getting his won wagons clear and generally showing a courageous spirit under consistent and very heavy shell fire. This N.C.O. also accompanied his convoy on seventeen consecutive days in forward area and his conduct throughout has been meritorious.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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