Daniel Thomas McManus



Dec 1, 1871

Born at Kildare Ireland


Dec 28, 1898



Mar 1, 1915

Shown on pay list of the 15th Regiment, Argyll Light Infantry, number 5042 with rank of S/Sgt


Apr 7, 1915

Admitted to Belleville Hospital with a diagnosis of S.M. Carrier.  (Somatomedin Carrier) which is a human growth hormone 

There is no further explanation as to symptoms or treatment


Apr 29, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


May 3, 1915

Commissioned as Lieutenant and appointed to be Assistant Adjutant


May 6, 1915

Attested into the 39th Battalion at Belleville Ontario 

Ø      Attested with rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of kin given as Mary Margaret McManus (wife) of 130 Ordnance St, Kingston Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Clerk

Ø      Previous military experience given as 22 years with Imperial Army and currently member of Canadian Militia

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to the Headquarters Staff as Assistant Adjutant


Jun 24, 1915

Embarked the SS Missanabie at Montreal Quebec



Jul 4, 1915

Disembarked at Plymouth England and proceeded to Shorncliffe Camp 

At some time after arrival in England the Battalion was designated as the 39th Reserve Battalion.


Sep 3, 1915

To be Adjutant replacing Capt CR Cameron


Sep 24, 1915

Battalion moved to West Sandling Camp


May 9, 1916

Attached to 21st Battalion to be Acting Adjutant for 1 month to instruct the new Adjutant, Lieut SL Cunningham, who was  replacing Capt Hemming who was in hospital


Jun 15, 1916

Returned to 39th Reserve Battalion in England


Sep 4, 1916

Appointed to rank of Temp Captain with effect from July 1, 1916


Sep 19, 1916

Posted to Permanent Cadre of 39th Reserve Battalion


Jan 4, 1917

SOS (Struck Off Strength) 39th Reserve Battalion on being posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion. 

The 39th Reserve Battalion was disbanded at this time with the men being posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Jan 5, 1917

Appointed to position of Adjutant of the 6th Reserve Battalion


Feb 24, 1917

Name Brought to Notice of the Secretary of War for Valuable Services Rendered in connection with the war as per WO (War Office) List 24217


Jul 11, 1917

Proceeded to Bramshott Camp and shown On Command to that Camp


Jul 30, 1917

Returned to duty at 6th Reserve Battalion from Bramshott


Nov 2, 1917

Shown On Command to Argyll House, London 

Argyll House was the Headquarters for the OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada)


Nov 7, 1917

Ceases to be On Command and returned to the 6th Reserve Battalion


Nov 29, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and shown On Command to HQ London 

Although not stated, he probably returned to Argyll House


May 3, 1918

Attached to the CFCBD (Canadian Forestry Corps Base Depot) at Sunningdale for duty as Adjutant


May 6, 1918

Ceases to be attached and is TOS the CFCBD with seniority from July 1, 1916


Nov 7, 1918

Granted leave to November 12, 1918


Aug 29, 1919

TOS “R” Wing  at Witley, pending return to Canada 

Placed on indefinite leave


Oct 10, 1919

Embarked the SS Scandinavian at Liverpool



Oct 18, 1919

Disembarked at Montreal Quebec and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


Oct 20, 1919

Posted to MD #3 Casualty Company at Kingston and granted leave to November 20, 1919


Nov 20, 1919

Appointed to be Adjutant of the 15th Regiment, Argyll Light Infantry at Belleville Ontario


Jun 30, 1920

SOS on transfer to No 3 Detachment, General List


Mar 31, 1921

TOS the Permanent Force of Canada


Aug 12, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 63 West Bridge St, Belleville Ontario


Nov 8, 1921

Discharged from the CEF at Montreal Quebec 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 31843

Ø      Proposed address on discharge – Kingston Ontario

Ø      Rank on discharge – Captain


Nov 22, 1921

Address changed to read 63 West Bridge St, Belleville Ontario 

Stephen Nichol, 21st Battalion historian shows him as attaining the rank of Major with the 15th Regiment by 1926


Jan 24, 1944


Location not recorded but most likely in Toronto Ontario as he is reported in the Communiqué to have been living on Glen Echo Rd, Toronto in 1933 while working for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in that city 

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