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Henry Anthony Beresford MANING

Regimental number4929
Place of birthKorrumburra, Victoria
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSumner, Brambra Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Maning, Sumner, Brambra Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets ('from the time of arrival of the American Fleet [Great White Fleet, August 1908]').
Enlistment date25 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Rejected four times before being accepted.' (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
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: Marcus Anthony and Louisa MANING, Bambra Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Family/military connectionsSister: Staff Nurse Mary Louisa Beresford MANING, Australian Army Nursing Service, returned to Australia, 7 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

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

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1700107: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Mother replied to Base Records, 17 November 1921, in answer to a query regarding her husband with regards to medal allocation: 'I have not had any word of my husband for more than seven years nor any support for a much longer period (14 years).'
SourcesNAA: B2455, MANING Henry Anthony Beresford
Red Cross File No 1700107

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