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Russell Fulton MANTON

ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs A W Manton, 657 High Stret, Armadale, Victoria
Previous military service20th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date20 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Forty-One on 14 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).


Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his battery was being heavily shelled the infantry sent back an S.O.S. call on the battery sector; he personally led the detachments to the guns, attended to the wounded, and kept every gun in action. By his determination and personal disregard of danger he set a mangificent example. On several occasions he showed the greatest gallantry and ability when in command of his battery,'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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