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MANNING George William Harold +

Service number 219

Signaller George Manning (wounded) is the fifth son of Mr and Mrs J G Manning, of Beaconsfield, formerly of Beechworth. He was employed at “The Don” drapers, Collingwood and reached Malta Hospital on his 21st birthday. George was inflicted with a gunshot wound to his thigh.

The Argus (15th December 1915)

“The death is announced of Private G Manning, son of Mr Manning of Beaconsfield. Private Manning was a member of one of the first contingents that left Australia, and was at Gallipoli for some months. Early in the campaign he was wounded and had to go to hospital for a time. On his recovery he was again sent to the front, where he had the misfortune to be wounded a second time. His parents received the notification of his death last week. The bereaved family have the deep sympathy of the whole community in their sad loss.”

George was buried at sea on the 8th August 1915.

Name MANNING, George William Harold +
Service Number 219
Rank Private
Roll 6 Infantry Battalion (October 1914)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 19thOctober 1914
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Hororata A20
Age 20 years
Birth Place 1894, Beechworth, Victoria
Father John Goodyear Manning, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Mother Mary Ann (Furnell) Manning
Religion Church of England
Occupation Salesman
Residence Buckland Street, Heidelberg, Victoria
Enlisted 17thAugust 1914
Height 6 feet
Complexion Sallow; Eyes- Brown; Hair- Dark Brown