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Patrick McMANUS

Regimental number3831
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Peter & Paul School, South Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address4 Raglan Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 2.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C McManus, 4 Raglan Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
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 Catherine McMANUS, 47 Kerford Road, Albert Park, Victoria. Native of South Melbourne
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3888 Pte Alfred McMANUS, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 24 August 1918; 2719 Pte Samuel 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 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 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, 5 August 1916, declared 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1960106: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Statement, 2742 Pte J.R. MOLONY, 60th Bn (patient, Pinner Hospital), 26 October 1916: 'Informant states that on 19th July 1916 at Armentieres, immediately after going over the top MacManus (sic) was shot through the stomach. Informant stopped and gave him some water and he died about 5 minutes later.'

Second statement, 3329 Pte E. JUDD, B Company, 60th Bn, 28 February 1917: 'He was killed at Fleurbaix on 19th. July in the charge. His body lay out in No Man's Land. The disc was recovered and brought in. I saw it.'

Third statement, 3183 Pte E.H. MILLERSHIP, A Company, 60th Bn, 23 February 1917: 'Witness was amongst those helping to sort out the identity discs sent to the orderly room, belonging to the men killed in action, and the one belonging to soldier [3831 P. McMANUS] passed through his hands.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McMANUS Patrick
Red Cross File No 1960106

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