|Place of birth||London, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||37|
|Next of kin||Father, William Mann, Wilson Street, West Guildford, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in A Battalion, Goldfields Infantry Regiment, Kalgoorlie; discharged on account of leaving the district.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||42nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/59/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||41st Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Distinguished Conduct Medal
"On 29th September 1918, during operations south of BONY, Corporal Mann was in charge of a Lewis Gun Section. During an enemy counter attack he rushed his gun to a favourable position and mounted it on a parapet. Standing in full view of the enemy, he engaged a number of machine guns, inflicting heavy casualties, and quickly gained superiority of fire, thus allowing our troops in the vicinity to get their heads up and bring fire to bear on the advancing enemy. His courageous action was undoubtedly of great assistance in repelling the enemy, and won the admiration of all ranks.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations north of Peronne on 31 August 1918. In spite of heavy machine gun fire, he brought his Lewis gun into action, firing from the hip. Later, when the enemy counter attacked, he was surrounded on three sides, and, dismantling his gun, he fell back, sniping with his rifle, and established another post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
'On 29th September, 1918, during operations South of BONY, Corporal MANN was in charge of a Lewis Gun Section. During an enemy Counter attack he rushed his gun to a favourable position and mounted it on the parapet. Standing in full view of the enemy, he engaged a number of machine guns, inflicting heavy casualties, and quickly gained superiority of fire, thus allowing our troops in the vicinity to get their heads up and bring fire to bear on the advancing enemy. His assistance in repelling the enemy, and won the admiration of all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
War service: enlisted 6 December 1916. Embarked from Sydney, 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 April 1917.Taken on strength, 11th Training Bn, 23 April. Proceeded overseas to France, 13 August 1917; taken on strength, 42nd Bn, 27 August 1917. Admitted sick to hospital, 13 October; rejoined unit, 9 December 1917.
Wounded (mustard gas), 26 May 1918; discharged from field medical unit to unit, wounded, 17 June 1918. Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 July 1918; Temporary Corporal, 24 August 1918 (to replace wounded Corporal). Awarded the Military Medal and Distinguished Conduct Medal. Transferred to 41st Bn, 14 October 1918.
Granted leave leave in England (Non-Military Employment: pay only, no allowances; reason: paint mixing), 26 March-2 October 1919. Embarked from England on board 'Ypiringa', 15 November; disembarked 26 December 1919. Discharged 9 February 1920.Medals: Military Medal, Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal.