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Laurie MANNERMAN

Regimental number124
Place of birthLahte Finland
ReligionLutheran
OccupationWheeler
AddressKurri Kurri, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Miss Aino Mannerman, Lappink PO, Lappink, Finland, Russia
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 August 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the advance of his Company at STRAZEELE on night 16th/17th April, 1918, it was found necessary to get covering fire from an outpost of another Company, Private MANNERMAN was sent with a message to the Commander of the outpost and succeeded in getting through in spite of the fact that the ground to be covered was under intense artillery and machine gun fire. It was then found necessary to communicate with the Battalion on the right and this soldier volunteered and carried a message through the same intense barrage. His bravery and devotion to duty and success in getting these important messages through greatly assisted the advance.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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