Harold Richard MANHIRE


MANHIRE, Harold Richard

Service Number: 1765
Enlisted: 25 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Wakefield, South Australia, 30 November 1888
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 August 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balaklava Port Wakefield St Albans Church Roll of Honour, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove, Port Pirie Oval WW1 Memorial Gates, Port Wakefield Memorial Arch, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1765, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1765, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
6 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1765, 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Mrs. C. Manhire, Margaret-terrace, Rose water, and late of Port Wakefield, has been notified that her second son, Private H. R. Manhire, was killed in action in France on or about August 6. He was 27 years of age, and was employed in the smelters at Port Pirie prior to enlistment. He was well liked. Mrs. Manhire has a younger son serving in Egypt." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)