Charles Francis MANUEL

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MANUEL, Charles Francis

Service Number: S62899
Enlisted: 30 December 1941, Cockburn, South Australia
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 108th Anti Tank (>1943 Tank Attack) Regiment
Born: Williamstown, South Australia, 21 May 1911
Home Town: Cockburn, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Drowning), Torrens Lake, Adelaide, South Australia, 10 June 1942, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Commonwealth War Graves, Path 4, Grave 5
Memorials: Adelaide WW II Wall of Remembrance*, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

30 Dec 1941: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, SN S62899, Cockburn, South Australia
10 Jun 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Gunner, SN S62899, 108th Anti Tank (>1943 Tank Attack) Regiment, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography contributed by Nathan Rohrlach

Charles Francis Manuel's body was found by Adelaide Police in Lake Torrens on the afternoon of 10 June 1942. Posted to the 108th Anti-Tank Regiment stationed at Warradale Camp, Gunner Charles Francis Manuel had being missing from the unit for over a week. A post-mortom was done and found that he had drowned and the coroner concluded that Gunner Charles Manuel had accidentally drowned with no foul-play.

He was buried in Centennial Park Cemetery on 12 June 1942, aged 31 years old. 

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