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Robert Russell Mangan

Rank: Lieutenant
Street: 328 Ontario Street
Town/Village: Toronto, Canada
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Grafton, New South Wales, Australia; 31 Greenwood, Toronto (parents' address after Robert's death)
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontarian Regiment), 2nd Battalion/ [9th Mississanga Horse]
Regiment Number: 7763
Date of Death: 02-04-1917
Cause: Killed in action, north-east of Ecurie, France
Memorial: Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St-Eloi, Arras, France

Richard was born on 25 May 1893 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia and emigrated to Canada, c.1913. He was a drug clerk in a pharmacy prior to enlisting at Valcartier in September 1914. 

Robert was initially attached to the 9th Mississanga Horse, and this unit departed Quebec on the S.S. Cassandra for the front on 3 October 1914. Mangan was a capable soldier, having been raised initially as a Lance Corporal in 1915, to full Corporal in August 1916*, as a Lance-Serjeant in November 1916, rising to Serjeant on the 3 March 1917; just prior to his death Robert was raised as a temporary Lieutenant on the 13 March 1917.  He suffered a gunshot wound to the right knee whilst serving near Camiers, France, on 5 September 1916, and was treated in the No. 4 General Hospital there, but returned to his unit later that month. Lt Mangan was remembered in a memorial tablet originally located in St. Anne's Church of Ireland, Kilglass, now in St. John's in Edgeworthstown.

Parents Names: Son of Richard Mangan and Fanny (Frances) (née Cox), Toronto; originally of Rathsallagh, Agharra, Co. Longford.
Notes: Robert must have suffered an injury prior to his war service: his medical notes on enlistment note a plate to his upper jaw. *Mangan's personnel record notes his rank as L-Sjt on his medical form, at the time of his injury.

link to CWGC entry; link to Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force attestment; Canadian Great War Project entry; Australian War Memorial, Commemorative Roll entry; Irish Examiner notice of death, April 1917

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