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Manion - Arthur James in WW1 Uniform

Arthur James MANIONAge: 54 years18891944

Name
Arthur James MANION
Given names
Arthur James
Surname
MANION
Birth August 13, 1889 34 26
MarriageVera View this family
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Birth of a brotherAllan Martin MANION
September 25, 1891 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherHarold Augustus MANION
October 19, 1892 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJames George MANION
October 31, 1893 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph MANION
October 28, 1896 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterGladys May MANION
May 18, 1898 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherPatrick MANION
July 12, 1900 (Age 10 years)
Address: New Norfolk Hospital,
Publication: 2nd ed. 1999
Birth of a brotherWilliam Francis MANION
1905 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterLilly MANION
about 1906 (Age 16 years)

Birth of a brotherPercy Clifford MANION
about 1907 (Age 17 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Sarah
February 8, 1912 (Age 22 years)
Address: 143 Bathurst St, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Military
3rd Light Horse Regiment
Type: Enlisted
December 7, 1914 (Age 25 years)

Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Note: Arthur Manion enlisted for WW1 on December 7th 1914 and was assigned to the 3rd Light Horse Regiment. He was a miner at the Beaconsfield gold mine in Tasmania. He was sent to Gallipoli but not with his horse as the light horse fought on foot there. He was in the third company (company D) at The Neck, the appalling battle featured in the movie Gallipoli where companies A and C, the West Australians, were largely wiped out by Turkish machine gun fire. Arthur's company was to be next, he thought he was certainly to be killed next before sanity prevailed and attack was called off. He managed to survive Gallipoli and was next sent to Palestine, this time he was on horseback again as a member of the 3rd light horse. On the 13th of July 1916 he was involved in a cavalry charge at the battle of Romani where the Australians fought off attack after attack from Turkish infantry when he took a bullet through his mouth that exited out the back of his right shoulder. The impact of the bullet knocked him off his horse and left him lying on the battlefield, he thought this was to be his time of dying but one of his mates in the light horse rode up and collected him on his own horse and conveyed him back to a field ambulance station on the battlefield before rejoining the fight. It took ten weeks before Arthur was out of danger enough to be repatriated back to Australia aboard the 'HT Ascanius'. He recovered enough to marry and have 4 daughters and a son Terence. Here is an example of true mateship, some ten years later the same soldier that rescued him from the battle at Romani turned up at his door in Weld Street, Beaconsfield and asked as to his health. His son was also a miner at the Beaconsfield mine and grandson Terry is also a miner at the same mine currently. The sad thing is that after surviving the horrors of his military service in WW1 he was killed in a mine accident at the Beaconsfield mine on the 22nd of July, 1944 at the age of 54. He is buried in the Beaconsfield Cemetery.
Manion - Arthur James in WW1 Uniform
Manion - Arthur James in WW1 Uniform

Note: Image provided by Glenn Manion.

Death of a brotherMichael MANION
October 28, 1916 (Age 27 years)
Cause: Killed in action
Marriage of a siblingArthur Henry BAMFIELDGladys May MANIONView this family
June 25, 1919 (Age 29 years)
Address: The Deanery
Citation details: 9 jULY 2012
Text:

In part:

"she was married to Arthur Henry Bamfield on 25 June 1919 in Launceston at the Deanery. Reg No. 954. Not sure what happened but he ended up in Victoria and re-married there in March 1927, after her death (17 Oct 1926)."

Death of a sisterGladys May MANION
October 17, 1926 (Age 37 years) Age: 28
Publication: 2nd ed. 1999
Manion Headstone Inscriptions
Manion Headstone Inscriptions

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.au.

Citation details: 9 July 2012
Text:

In part:

"she was married to Arthur Henry Bamfield on 25 June 1919 in Launceston at the Deanery. Reg No. 954. Not sure what happened but he ended up in Victoria and re-married there in March 1927, after her death (17 Oct 1926)."

Occupation
Labourer
1928 (Age 38 years)
Residence 1928 (Age 38 years)
Address: Hann Street
Death of a brotherThomas MANION
1931 (Age 41 years)
Death of a motherJane POULTER
February 25, 1933 (Age 43 years)

Death of a fatherThomas “Tom” MANION
July 15, 1934 (Age 44 years) Age: 77
Publication: 2nd ed. 1999

Mine Accident
Injured in mining accident
July 19, 1944 (Age 54 years)
Note: Treated at Launceston District Hospital where he subsequently passed away.
Death July 22, 1944 (Age 54 years)
Address: Launceston General Hospital
Cause of death: Mining Accident at Beaconsfield
Note: OBITUARY AND FUNERAL NOTICE
Burial
Cemetery: Beaconsfield General
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 14, 1880
7 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
Thomas MANION
Birth: July 17, 1883 28 20Franklin, , Tasmania, Australia
Death: 1931Victoria, Australia
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Manion Michael c1915Michael MANION
Birth: August 13, 1887 32 24Franklin, , Tasmania, Australia
Death: October 28, 1916Pozieres, , , France
2 years
himself
Manion - Arthur James in WW1 UniformArthur James MANION
Birth: August 13, 1889 34 26Beaconsfield, , Tasmania, Australia
Death: July 22, 1944Launceston, , Tasmania, Australia
2 years
younger brother
13 months
younger brother
1 year
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
19 months
younger sister
Manion - Gladys May circa 1908Gladys May MANION
Birth: May 18, 1898 43 35Beaconsfield, , Tasmania, Australia
Death: October 17, 1926Beaconsfield, , Tasmania, Australia
8 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Family with Vera - View this family
himself
Manion - Arthur James in WW1 UniformArthur James MANION
Birth: August 13, 1889 34 26Beaconsfield, , Tasmania, Australia
Death: July 22, 1944Launceston, , Tasmania, Australia
wife
Marriage:
daughter
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daughter
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daughter
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OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - TAS - 1928
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - TAS - 1928