Frederick MANION


MANION, Frederick

Service Number: 877
Enlisted: 23 December 1914, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 6th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Cardigan, Wales, 1894
Home Town: Millers Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Died of wounds - shock following amputation of a leg, 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 26 November 1915
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row D, Grave 206 Rev. E. Jellicoe Rogers officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 877, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
17 Mar 1915: Involvement Private, SN 877, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Mar 1915: Embarked Private, SN 877, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Shropshire, Sydney
6 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Trooper, 6th Light Horse Regiment, In the field
18 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 877, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shrapnel wound to the left thigh invalided to Cairo on board HS Somali on 19 November 1915
26 Nov 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 877, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was C/- E.W. Jones of Merriman Street, Miller's Point, NSW

Son of Patrick Manion of Aberystrwth, Wales. Brother of H. Manion of Tasmania and M Manion of NSW

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

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Birth record not found.


Frederick was born in 1893, the son of Patrick and Elizabeth Manion, of Llangwyryfon. He emigrated to Australia prior to the war, working as a Station Hand, before enlisting at Liverpool, NSW on 23 December 1914 into the 6th Light Horse Regiment. Frederick landed at Gallipoli on 6 August 1915 as part of the 4th reinforcements to the 6th Light Horse, and would have taken part in the famous charge at Lone Pine. On 18 November 1915 Frederick was badly wounded, and evacuated by Hospital Ship to Cairo, where he underwent an operation to amputate his badly damaged leg. Frederick  died of shock during the amputation, on 26 November 1915. He was 24 years old, and was buried by the Reverend E. Jellicoe Rogers at Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

 He is remembered on the Llangwyryfon War Memorial

Llangwyryfon lies on the B4576, about eight miles south of Aberystwyth, in the valley of the River Wyre. The Parish Church is dedicated to Saint Ursula and the eleven thousand virgins. The men of the Parish who fell during both World Wars are commemorated on a black marble War Memorial, which stands in the Churchyard.