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Samuel McMANUS

Regimental number2719
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine McManus, 6 Raglan Parade, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Kathrine McMANUS; husband of Violet Mary McMANUS, 39 Finlay Street, Albert Park, Victoria. Native of South Melbourne
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3888 Pte Alfred McMANUS, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 24 August 1918; 3831 Pte Patrick McMANUS, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 2703 Pte Thomas McMANUS, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 25 August 1916, declared 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1960107: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'

Statement, 2950 Pte A. MORGAN, 60th Bn, 20 July 1917: 'On the 19th July at Fleurbaix we went over the parapet together in the 4th wave. I was wounded first, in the arm, and casualty was wounded through the lung by machine gun bullet. We lay down together in a shell hole for 30 hours, when the S.B. came up and took charge of us. Casualty died in the hospital.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McMANUS Samuel
Red Cross File No 1960107

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