Leslie Ellis Mann


Name:   Leslie Ellis Mann
Nationality:   Australian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service:   Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text:   1st Bn.
Age:   29
D:O:B:   January 1888
Born:   Castledawson, County Londonderry.
Enlisted:   Cootamundra, New South Wales, 20th May 1916
Date of Death:   03/10/1917
Service No:   6543
Casualty Type:   Commonwealth War Dead.
Grave/Memorial Ref:   Panel 7 – 17 – 23 – 25 – 27 – 29 – 31.
Memorial:   Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Additional information:   Son of the late Mr Henry Church Mann and Margaret Hanson Mann, Fairview, Castledawson.
MANN, Leslie Ellis: He embarked on the "Ceramic" at Sydney on 7 October 1916 and arrived at Plymouth, England, on 21 November 1916. Later he proceeded to France, arriving at Etaples on 11 April 1917 and was taken on the strength of the 1st Battalion, 21st Reinforcements, on 2 May 1917. Leslie was killed in action. He had emigrated to Australia about 1915 where he worked as a farmer prior to enlistment. His father, Henry Church Mann, lived in Drumlamph, Rocktown, Castledawson, his mother, Margaret Hanson Mann, moved to 1 Victoria Terrace, Portstewart, after her husband died and Leslie’s sister, Mrs. D.H. Christie, lived at Mountpleasant, Coleraine. He has no known grave.
Reference: Coleraine Chronicle of 27-10-1917, National Archives of Australia.

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