William Owen MANUEL


MANUEL, William Owen

Service Number: 124
Enlisted: 18 December 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stockport, South Australia, 10 October 1866
Home Town: Wild Horse Plains, Mallala, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness, London, England, 24 December 1916, aged 50 years
Cemetery: Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Dorset, England
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dublin War Memorial, Mallala Wild Horse Plains Roll of Honour, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

18 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 124, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 124, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
24 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 124, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Private W. O. Manuel, who died in the Sydney Hall Military Hospital, London, on December 24, 1916, enlisted on December 13, 1915, and left South Australia on June 9. He left England for France on September 13, and was admitted to the County Middlesex Hospital on November 8. Previous to enlisting he lived at Prospect for about two years. He had been engaged in farming at Wild Horse Plains, Bordertown, and Murrayville. A widow, one son, and two daughters are left." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 13 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au)