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  • Photograph published Nottingham Evening Post on 2nd February 1916 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Nottingham
John William was born in 1885 in Nottingham and was the son of John Mann a house painter and the late Sarah Jane Glossop Mann, née Barnsdall. His father John was born in 1855 in Nottingham and his mother Sarah Jane Glossop Barnsdall was born in 1856 in Mansfield. They were married in 1877 in Nottingham and went on to have 4 children, all of whom were born in Nottingham , their children were Robert b1877, Jennie b1881, John b1885 and Alice b1891. His mother Sarah Jane Glossop Mann died aged 39 yrs of age in 1894 in Nottingham leaving his father to bring up the four young children. In the 1911 census the family are living at 49 Forster Street, Radford and were shown as John 56 yrs , head of the family and a widow ,working as a house painter, he is living with his three children , Jennie 30 yrs single a cigarette packer, John 26 yrs single and a porter on the Great Northern Railways and Alice 20 yrs single and a cotton machinist. He was the husband of Emma Mann née Johnson and they lived at 86, London Road Meadows Nottingham. They were married in 1911 and went on to have two children, John Henry Mann born 13th January 1913 and Cyril Arthur Mann born 6th March 1915. Following his death , his widow Emma received a letter from the War Office dated 8th July 1915 , informing her that she had been awarded a pension of 18 shillings and six pence a week , in respect of her and her two children , to take effect from 19th July 1915.
Railway porter with Great Northern Railways
20 Oct 1914
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Nottingham
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John William Mann was a career soldier, he had enlisted at Nottingham on 13th January 1903, he gave his age as 18 yrs and six months and his occupation as a baker. He attested for 3 yrs service with the colours and 9 in the reserves. He extended his service on 10th March 1905 to 8 years. He underwent his medical at Derby on 14th January 1903 and was found fit for service and joined the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters. When war was declared he went out with his battalion to form the British Expeditionary Force in France landing in France on 19th September 1914. He went missing during action on 20th October 1914 and was later confirmed as being killed in action on or since that date. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial
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  • Photograph published Nottingham Evening Post on 2nd February 1916 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    John William Mann - Photograph published Nottingham Evening Post on 2nd February 1916 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918