McManamey, James Whiteside Fraser (Major, b.1862 - d.1915)

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number 1DRL/0457
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Letters
Maker McManamey, James Whiteside Fraser
Place made Australia
Date made 1929
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1509
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the service of Major James Whiteside Fraser McManamey, 19 Battalion, AIF, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of a typescript copy of a brief letter from Major McManamey to his wife Rose, written from Gallipoli, 1 September 1915. Typescript copy made by Australian War Memorial. Location of original unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Major James Whiteside Fraser McManamey VD, 19 Battalion, AIF. Barrister of Sydney; born Glebe, NSW, 9 February 1862; educated at All Saints College, Bathurst, NSW, and at Sydney University (B.A.); was captain of the Sydney University football team, an interstate Rugby Union representative, and later President of the NSW Rugby Union; served for 20 years in the NSW and Commonwealth militia; joined the AIF as a Major on 12 April 1915 and was posted to 19 Battalion. Killed in action on Gallipoli, 5 September 1915. Age 53. Son of William and Jessie McManamey; husband of Rose McManamey, of 68 Upper Pitt St., Milson's Point, Sydney, NSW.