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Leslie Thomas Manning Fitzgerald

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Given name
Leslie Thomas Manning
Family name
Service number
Additional information
Rank (legacy)
Unit at embarkation
9th Battalion
Service (legacy)
World War 1
Campaign (legacy)
DOW 23/8/1916
Veteran Notes/Bio

Died on the same day his cousin Harold Edward Fitzgerald also at Boulicourt lost his life. Manning Fitzgerald was the son of John Timothy Fitzgerald B.A. and Mary Catherine Fizgerald of Miller Street, Gilgandra.
He was listed as Grazier. The form supplied to the Australian War Memorial stated that the town or District in Australia with which he was chiefly connected and under which his name ought to come on the Memorial, was Wahroonga, it was supplied by Mrs. Edward Fitzgerald, Mother, Brighton Street, Petersham.
In the Beecroft Cheltenham History Group's Beecroft and Cheltenham it is recorded that Manning Fitzgerald won a scholarship in the High School Examination, his name is on the Beecroft Public School Honour Roll although the record supplied to the Australian War Memorial notes that he was educated at Eltham College and Sydney Boys High School. Eltham College had been established by his mother in Cleveland Street Wahroonga 11908 before acquired by Mr. A. Smith Douglas in 1913, and relocated to Wahroonga House at the comer of Bums Road and Grosvenor Street.
Manning Fitzgerald was buried in the Warloy Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, on the Somme, France, Grave VII. D.42. the Commonwealth SAR Graves Commission notes that the fighting from July to November 1916 on the northern part of the Somme front accounts for the majority of the burials in the extension. He is recorded on the Honour Roll of St. Andrews Anglican Church Wahroonga.

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