The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain J S Mann


Captain James Saumarez MANN, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  (attached Political Department, Iraq), killed during the siege of Kufah by a sniper, 22nd July 1920, age 26.

7th August 1890, Holy Trinity, Finchley, Camden, James Saumarez Mann, age 39, bachelor, Esquire, Blandford Square, father, James Saumarez Mann, deceased, married Amy Gertrude Bowman, age 27, spinster, Hampstead, father, Thomas Bowman, deceased.

1893, December Quarter, born Bromley Registration District, son of James Saumarez Mann and Amy Gertrude Mann, of 47, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, Kent.

1911 Census - 47, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, Kent - James Saumarez Mann, head, age 59, married, journalist, leader writer, weekly papers, born Guernsey Resident; Amy Gertrude Mann, wife, age 47, married 20 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire; Julia De Lacy Mann, daughter, age 19, single, student, born Marylebone, London; James Saumarez Mann, son, age 17, single, student, born Shortlands, Beckenham, Kent; Amy Gertrude Beck, servant, age 23, single, house parlour maid domestic, born Dallington, Sussex; Florence Fanny Rogers, servant, age 29, single, cook domestic, born Southampton, Hampshire.

2nd June 1915, posted BEF.

Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, XIV. G. 14., Iraq. Commemorated on Bromley War Memorial.

AWARDS: Twice Mentioned in Despatches, Croix de Guerre (France).

NOTE: not included in Regimental History or Officers Died in the Great War; but shown on CWGC web site.

London Gazette 21st October 1916.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants to be temporary  Lieutenants whilst serving with a Cadet  unit: 

J. S. Mann,  Royal West Kent Regiment. - 13th May 1916.

London Gazette 22nd September 1917.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants to temporary Lieutenants -  1 July 1917: 

Royal West Kent Regiment. - J. S. Mann

London Gazette 22nd October 1917.

REGULAR FORCES. - COMMANDS AND STAFF. The under mentioned appointments  are made: 

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS. - (Graded for purposes of pay as a Staff Lieutenant, 3rd Cl.):

Temporary Lieutenant J. S. Mann, Royal West Kent Regiment., and to be transferred to General List.  - 25th September 1917.

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