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Ernest Thomas MANEFIELD

Place of birthWallsend New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressBrown Street, Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Mary Manefield, Brown Street, Wallsend, New South Wales
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work at Mont St. Quentin on 31 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919

Military Cross

'During the attack on Mont St. Quentin, near Peronne, on 31st August, 1918, he led his company with the greatest gallantry through to the objective. At times, far away in front of his men, he charged the enemy whenever met, and in whatever strength, thus inspiring his men with his own enthusiasm. It was entirely due to his personal courage that repeated hostile attempts to bomb our lines extending over eighteen hours, failed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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