MANDER, Lionel John
(Service number 13/2842)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||12 June 1892||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Address at Enlistment||Haydon's Avenue, Onehunga|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. J. MANDER (mother), Haydn's Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||9th Reinforcements, Auckland Mounted Rifles, A Squadron|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With||New Zealand Field Artillery, 6th Battery|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal; New Zealand Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal|
|Military Awards||Military Medal; Mentioned in Despatches|
Award Circumstances and Date
MiD 1917; MM - cabled 4 October 1918
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||29 November 1964||Age||72 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Karori Crematorium, Wellington; ashes interred Karori Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Soldiers Niche, Plot 24 DIV K1|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Lionel John Mander was born on 12 June 1892 at Dunedin, the youngest son of John and Annie Jeffery (née Shaw) Mander. Guy was educated at Fairlie, Broad Bay (Otago), Andersons Bay (Dunedin), Stoke and Central Nelson schools. It was while the family was residing at Fairlie that John Mander, an accountant, died – 26 October 1894 - and was buried in the Fairlie Cemetery. Mrs John Mander provided private lodgings at Fairlie in 1897.
Gunner L. J. Mander was Mentioned in Despatches in 1917 and was awarded the Military Medal, as cabled on 4 October 1918. Lionel Mander married Agnes Whiting Seymour in 1928 and thereafter resided in the Wellington area. He died on 29 November 1964, aged 72 years, and was cremated at Karori Crematorium, Wellington, his ashes being interred in the soldiers niche at Karori Cemetery. His brother, Guy Jeffery Mander, also served in World War I, and another brother, Reginald Rex Mander, enlisted. Guy, Lionel and Reginald were nephews of Frederick Shaw who served in World War I.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [19 June 2020]; School Admission records [19 June 2020]; Karori Crematorium & Cemetery records (Wellington City Council) [21 June 2020]; Evening Post, 10 July 1918, Free Lance, 26 September 1918, Dominion, 4 November 1918 (Papers Past) [[21 June 2020]
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