Born at Guildford, WA. CoE. Enlisted 28 January 1916 age 18, wool cleaner. Nok father, Henry William Manuel of Swanbourne Tce, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 6 June 1916 per A29 Suevic. Served in France 1916-1918 and was wounded in the arm, thigh, buttock, and feet on 9 June 1917. RTA February 1919 per A68 Anchises. Service medals: BWM and VM.