James MCMANUS

James Mcmanus Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Scotland
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Grocer
Enlisted
19-March-1917
Place
Toowoomba
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
7578
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 25th Reinforcements
Embarked
14-June-1917
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
04-August-1918
Place
Amiens, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 7303 Sapper Abraham McManus (KIA).

 

James McManus arrived in France in January 1918 following four months training in England. In February he transferred to the 25th Battalion. He was killed in action on 4 August near Amiens - the allied armies’ greatest success in a single day on the Western Front. He was 22. He was buried near the battlefield but after the war his grave could not be found