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6543   Private Leslie Ellis Mann
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 13/01/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/12/1887
Died: 03/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Leslie Ellis Mann was the son of Henry and Margaret Mann. He was born on 27th December 1887 in Drumlamph, Magherafelt. He was one of 11 known children. The family lived in Drumlamph, Castledawson. Henry Mann was a Poor Rate Collector, Insurance agent and Farmer. Leslie emigrated to Australia about 1915. Prior to enlistment, he worked as a farmer. He gave his address as c/o Rev H P Thomas, The Vicarage, Port Macquarie, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17th April 1916 in Cootamundra, New South Wales. Private Leslie Mann was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action in Belgium on 3rd October 1917. He was 29 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 7-17-23-25 - 27 - 29 - 31
CWGC Casualty 1599556
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Castledawson L.O.L. 96 - Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 64
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1 1901 Census lists Mann family 1901 census lists Leslie Ellis as age 13 living with the family at house 3 in Drumlamph, Rocktown, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Mann family 1911 census lists Leslie Ellis as age 23 living with the family at house 58 in Drumlamph, Rocktown, Londonderry
3 AIF Project Details of Private Leslie Ellis Mann
4 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Private Leslie Ellis Mann
5 Australian Military Records 33 documents regarding Private Leslie Ellis Mann
6 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Private Leslie Ellis Mann
7 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Private Leslie Ellis Mann
8 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Leslie Ellis Mann including photo
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023