Harry Manchester

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Henry Manchester was born in Bundaberg, Queensland. He attended the Ballarat School of Mines and became an Associate of that school in 1915 (Electrical Engineering).

Military Experience

Private Harry Manchester (2122) enlisted in Rockhampton, Queensland on 03 May 1916. At that time he was almost 27 years of age and had been working as an electrical mechanic. He left Brisbane 07 September 1916 on board the Clan Macgillivray arriving at Plymouth on 02 November 1916. [1]

Ono 04 August 1917 Manchester received multiple gun shot wounds to the foot, humerous and skull. He died of wounds on 05 August 1917 at the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried at Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck near Armentieres.[2]


BALLARAT AND DISTRICT MEN LIEUT HARRY MANCHESTER. Information was received in Ballarat on Saturday that Lt Harry G. Manchester had been killed in action. He was attached to the Australian Mining Corps, which has done splendid work in France. Lt Manchester came from Bundaberg, Queensland, to Ballarat to attend the School of Mines, and after some years study he obtained an associateship in mining engineering. He was a fine type of young man, and was very popular at the School. The fallen soldier was the grandson of Mr J. Walker, founder of the Union Foundry, Ballarat.

See also

Australian Mining Corps

Ballarat School of Mines


Towns of Birth


  1. NAA: B2455: Manchester Henry.
  2. NAA: B2455: Manchester Henry.

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