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Charles Andrew MANN

Regimental number1357
Place of birthLeonards Hill Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMeter mechanic
AddressBallarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Mann, 405 Ascot Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military service71st Infantry
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 11 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 5th and 6th April, 1918, at BUIRE near ALBERT this man was instrumental in maintaining communication between his Company Headquarters and Battalion Headquarters throughout the whole of an intense enemy bombardment. He mended breaks in the wires under constant and heavy shell fire, keeping the line serviceable and so enabling the Commanding Officer to be in constant touch with the front line. His courage and coolness were of a high order under harassing conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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