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Regimental number163
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNew Norfolk, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, A Manser, New Norfolk, Tasmania
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Valuable services and personal bravery at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, on 21st. August 1916, Pte. MANSER was the first man to enter a strong post in O.G.1. containing a machine gun and with bombs and his bayonet accounted for 8 of the enemy machine gunners, bayoneted one as he was in the act of firing the gun and captured the enemy gun which he took to his company Commander a distance of 70 yards. He prevented his company getting a lot of casualties and was quite exhausted by his exertions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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