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Trooper Thomas Henry Manly

Service No.:
13th Light Horse Regiment
Tree No.:
Planted by:
Mrs Thos Manly (Mother)
Image of plaque on tree S156 for Thomas Manly
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Image of Service Medal - 1914-15 Star Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Thomas was born at Bacchus Marsh, VIC in 1896 to Thomas Manly and Mary Johnston.

Headstone for Thomas Manly
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Headstone for Thomas Manly.
Courtesy of Carol & George Judkins.

Thomas enlisted at Bacchus Marsh, in the AIF, 7th Reinforcements, 13th Light Horse Regiment on the 15th of July 1915, aged just 18 - his parents consent having been given. He embarked aboard the HMAT A40 Ceramic in November, disembarking in Egypt and joining his unit in February 1916 - posted to B Squadron. In March B Squadron was attached to the 4th Division as Cavalry and embarked from Egypt in June.

After arriving in France the 13th Light Horse Regiment becomes part of the 1st ANZAC Mounted Troops. Thomas was granted two weeks leave in England in September 1917 and again in October 1918 before finally returning to England in April 1919. Thomas embarked for home aboard the Nestor in May, returning to Australia in July and was discharged from the AIF in August.

Thomas died in Bacchus Marsh, VIC in 1931, aged 35. He is buried at Maddingley Cemetery, Bacchus Marsh.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.


  1. The 13th Light Horse Regiment became part of the 1st ANZAC Mounted Troops

Location of Tree Number S156

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Tree Position (accuracy ±1 tree) latitude = -37.68509953488796 longtitude = 144.4625625014305

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