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George Leslie William MANCE

Regimental number1906
Place of birthFitzroy Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address69 Dight Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Francis Harriet Mance, 69 Dight Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Enlistment date21 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A4 Pera on 23 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At LONGATTE on 20th March, 1917, Trooper MANCE whilst acting as horseholder to a patrol showed great courage in holding 4 horses under heavy shell fire until his comrades could return and get away with the information gained. most of the shells burst near the horses, some of them being wounded. The horses were badly frightened and dragged Trooper MANCE for a considerable distance in their endeavour to stampede, and had it not been for his tenacity in sticking to them, the patrol would probably not have got away.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 July 1976

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