Leonard MANSKI

MANSKI, Leonard

Service Numbers: Q267277, QX47480
Enlisted: 8 December 1942
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 28 August 1917
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Professional Fisherman
Died: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 11 October 1957, aged 40 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Maryborough Lawn Cemetery, Queensland
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World War 2 Service

8 Dec 1942: Involvement Private, Q267277, also QX47480
8 Dec 1942: Enlisted
3 Feb 1943: Involvement Private, QX47480, also Q267277
3 Feb 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, QX47480, 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion
18 Jan 1946: Discharged
18 Jan 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, QX47480, 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion

Fishing was his life.

Len Manski served as a member of the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion in New Guinea and also on Tarakan Island. Following Tarakan he took part in the invasion of Balik Papan in Southern Borneo.

He was a professional fisherman in civilian life and at wars end he was tasked with catching fish to feed his unit on Morotai Island. He also fished in order to supplement rations whilst at Port Douglas prior to the Borneo campaign.

After the War he resumed professional fishing in the Maryborough area until his death at the young age of 40. He was the father of three sons and one daughter.

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