Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1884, Ipswich.
Died: 19th April 1915; age 31; accidentally killed in a cycling accident – Martlesham, Suffolk.
Residence: 26, Tomline Road, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Hasketon, Suffolk.
Rank: Trooper; Service Number: 1646.
Regiment: Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line. Suffolk Yeomanry (The Duke of York Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars).
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Albert & Ellen Mann; husband of Lily Mann, of 26, Tomline Road, Ipswich.
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 met with an untimely death in a cycling 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.
George was 7 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.
Ernest Walter Charles Mann, 12, born Ipswich.
Annie Ellen Mann, 2, born Ipswich.
1901 Milton Cottages, Ipswich.
George was 17 years old, a Labourer – Saw Mill. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Albert, 43, a Labourer – Saw Mill.
Albert Edward Mann, 9, born Ipswich.
Stanley Valentine Mann, 6, born Ipswich.
1911 61, Roseberry Road, Ipswich.
George was 25 years old, a Carpenter – Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ltd. He was living with his father & brother.
Albert, 51, a Labourer – Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ltd.
Stanley, 17, a Carpenter – Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ltd.
In 1915, Ipswich, George married Lily Gowers, born 1881, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Lily Mann – widow.
Evening Star – Tuesday, 20th April 1915 – MOTORISTS COLLIDE – IPSWICH TROOPER KILLED – A collision between a motor car and a cycle, ridden by Trooper George Mann, of D Troop, Suffolk Yeomanry, occurred between Woodbridge and Ipswich at about 11 o’clock on Monday night, and was unfortunately attended by fatal results. It appears that a motor car driven by a chauffeur, with one passenger, was proceeding from Woodbridge to Colchester, and when at the top of Martlesham Hill, on the Ipswich side near Mr. Amos’s house he met two cycles ridden by Troopers Bedwell and Mann, who were returning to Ipswich. Apparently, they attempted to pass the car one on each side, whilst simultaneously the driver of the car drove to the side of the road, with the result that he collided with the cycle ridden by George Mann, who sustained fatal injuries. He was brought in the car to the Bull Hotel, Woodbridge, but expired shortly after his arrival.
It is stated that Trooper George Mann belonged to Ipswich, his parents residing at 61, Rosebery Road, and also that he was recently married.
The inquest was opened by Mr. Coroner Brooke at the Shire Hall, Woodbridge, on Tuesday, 20th April. The Coroner stated that he only proposed to take evidence of identification, as two important witnesses were too far away to be able to attend that day.
Albert Mann, the father of the deceased, said he lived at 61, Rosebery Road, Ipswich. He had seen the body of the deceased and identified it as that of his son, who was 31 years of age. George had called at his house on Monday afternoon and had tea, but Albert did not see him as he had left the house ten minutes before George arrived home. He did not complain of feeling unwell.
The inquiry was then adjourned until Wednesday of next week.
East Anglian Daily Times – Monday, 26th April 1915 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICH – The funeral took place on Saturday, 24th April 1915, of the late Trooper George David Mann, of the Suffolk Yeomanry, the victim of the Woodbridge motor accident. The coffin was brought from Woodbridge on a gun carriage, and on the cortege leaving 61, Rosebery Road, his parent’s residence, in addition to the members of the family, a firing party and about 100 of the deceased’s squadron followed the coffin, his charger being led at the back of the gun carriage. The service was conducted by the Reverend J. Wood, rector of St. Helen’s Church, Ipswich, and on the conclusion the usual three volleys were fired over the grave, after which the buglers sounded the “Last Post.” Wreaths were sent by his wife, parents, sister and uncle, and also by the officers, N.C.O.s, and men of the Suffolk Hussars. Messrs. E.S. Singleton, Ltd., provided the carriages.
We are informed that George’s brother, formerly a postman at Benhall, near Saxmundham, was killed at La Basses; another brother, a private in the 2nd Scottish Rifles, wounded at La Bassee, is now in hospital in Scotland, whilst his youngest brother is serving with the R.G.A. at Landguard.