Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 15th March 1942; age: 48; Missing presumed killed or drowned.

The 2,802 tons SS Manaqui built in 1921 was sunk by torpedo on 15th March, 1942, near Barbuda. She took with her the master and 34 crew members.

Residence: 640, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

Rank: Third Engineer Officer.

Regiment: Merchant Navy, S.S. ‘Manaqui’ 144255 (London).


Memorial Reference:

Panel 67.

Tower Hill Memorial,



Next of Kin: Ruby Louisa Mann.




Tower Hill Memorial



1901   34, Tomline Road, Ipswich.

John was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Thomas Mann, 34, born Waldringfield, Suffolk.

Robina Mann (nee Canham), 28, born Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Rhoda Amelia Mann, 12, born Ipswich.

George William Charles Mann, 9, born Ipswich.

Rose Henriette Catherine Mann, 6, born Ipswich.

Maurice Mann, 3, born Ipswich.

Herbert Mann, 2, born Ipswich.

Victoria May Mann, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   42, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.

John was 16 years old, an Engineer’s Apprentice – Engineering. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 45, a Ship’s Fireman – Dredging.

Robina, 38.

Rhoda, 22, a Mother’s Help – at home.

George, 19, a Hospital Porter – East Suffolk Hospital.

Rose, 15, an Apprentice Tailor – Tailoring.

Maurice, 13, a Store Boy.

Herbert, 12.

Victoria, 11.


John’s father, John Thomas Mann died 1931, Ipswich.


In 1930, London, John married, Ruby Louisa King, born December 1906, Windsor, Egham, Surrey.

They had 1 son.

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