Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1878, Westbourne, Ipswich.
Died: 8th January 1915; age 37; KiA at La Bassée.
Residence: Saxmundham, Suffolk.
Occupation: Postman at Saxmundham, Suffolk.
Enlistment Details: Age: 18 years – 8 years in the Colours – 4 years in the Reserves.
Re- Enlisted September 1914 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 9489
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
1916 – Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury
THIRD SON LOST IN THE WAR
Mr. Albert Mann, Rosebery Road, Ipswich, has just received official information that his son, Prvt. Albert E. Mann, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who had been reported as missing was killed in action at Salonika. This is the third son Mr. Mann has lost since the outbreak of the war. the eldest son, Ernest, who was a postman at Saxmundham, was killed in the battle of Neuve Chapelle; another son meet with an untimely death in a cycle accident at Martlesham while serving with the Suffolk Yeomanry, and the only son left of the family is now training at Felixstowe. Their names and regiments are as follows:- (1) Prvt. Ernest Mann, Suffolk Regiment; (2) Trooper George Mann, Suffolk Yeomanry; (3) Prvt. Albert E. Mann, Royal Scots Fusiliers; (4) Stanley Mann, R.G.A.
1891 Lawn Villa, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.
Ernest was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Albert Mann, 36, a Saw Mill Labourer, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Ellen Mann (nee Giles), 32, born Bramford, Suffolk.
George David Mann, 7, born Ipswich.
Annie Ellen Mann, 2, born Ipswich.
1911 12, Benhall Green, Saxmundham, Suffolk.
Ernest was 32 years old, a Postman – Post Office. He was married & Head of the Household.
Wilfred, 1 month.
On the 2nd December 1905, at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich, Ernest married Ethel Francis Holland, born 1878, Somersham, Suffolk. They had 2 sons:
Wilfred Albert Mann, born 1911, Ipswich.
Ronald Albert Mann, born June 1912, Saxmundham, Suffolk.
Soldiers’ Effects to Ethel Frances Mann – widow.