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Willoughby MANTON

Regimental number182
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining engineer
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet Manton, 39 Hargreaves Street Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Mining Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work at Bony on 29 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 7 October 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For gallantry and devotion to duty on 29th September 1918, at Bony, when he was in charge of a party of tunnellers clearing and maintaining a forward road under heavy enemy shell and machine gun fire. Although, owing to infantry being held up heavy casualties were occurring, he carried through the work, and set a fine example of coolness and resourcefulness to those under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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