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.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Brother to  GEORGE DAVID MANN.  



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.

Ethel, 33.

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.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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