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Manus Francis LARKINS

Regimental number5722
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr M Larkins, Monsall, Union Street, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Hervilly 17-18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 23 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the operations at HERVILLY on 17th/18th September, 1918. 2nd/Corporal LARKINS was in charge of a forward report centre and at one period worked unceasingly for 24 hours maintaining lines under heavy enemy shell fire. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: [31] 2nd Lt Stanley Michael LARKINS, 4th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 8 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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