MANNIX, Thomas William
(Service number 43997)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 4 August 1893 Place of Birth County Kerry, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date 26 October 1916 Age 23 years 2 months
Address at Enlistment Pareora, near Timaru
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience Rifle Club St Andrews
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William MANNIX (father), Lixnaw, Aghabeg, County Kerry, Ireland; Mrs McAULIFFE (aunt), Salisbury, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 9 inches. Weight 150 lbs. Chest measurement 33-36½ inches. Complexion dark. Eyes grey. Hair dark brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision correct. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease, Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. No absence from work through sickness or accident.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 23rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 2 April 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 21 May 1919 Reason On termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Police constable


Date 23 November 1972 Age 79 years
Place of Death Sacred Heart Home, Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block 159, Plot 4
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Timothy William Mannix was born on 4 August 1893 at Lixnaw, aghabeg, County Kerry, the son of William and Johanna (née McAuliffe) Mannix. Timothy was at home with his family in 1901 at Ballincrossig, County Kerry, his grandfather Timothy Mcauliffe living with the family. Timothy was still at home in 1911, by then a farm labourer. His mother had died in the intervening ten years. When he enlisted in 1917, he had been in New Zealand for four years.The 24th Reinforcements – T. W. Mannix included - left Timaru for Trentham by the second express on 5 January 1917. They were entertained by the ladies of the Patriotic War Relief Society in Miss Read’s Stafford Tea Rooms. The 2nd (S.C.) Regimental Band was in attendance and Senior Cadets formed a cordon at the Strathallan Street crossing. In 1921 at Lyttelton he married Iris Elsie Meyrick. Iris died on 15 November 1945 at Dunedin, leaving two sons, Kevin and Douglas (who was overseas), and a daughter, Teresa. Timothy Mannix was probably a cousin of Timothy Joseph McAuliffe who also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 August 2019]; Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, records [15 August 2019]; Timaru Herald, 10 October 1916, 5 January 1917, Evening Post, 27 February 1918, The Colonist, 27 February 1918, New Zealand Times, 11 June 1918, Lyttelton Times, 10 April 1919, Sun, 9 October 1920, Press, 8 November 1922, 5 August 1929, 14 November 1945, Otago Daily Times, 22 November 1933, 17 August 1937, 23 September 1937, 14 * 15 November 1945, Cromwell Argus, 27 September 1937, Evening Star, 14 & 23 November 1945 (Papers Past) [07 January 2014; 18 August 2019]; 1901 & 1911 census returns (per [18 August 2019]

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