William Mann

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William Mann
Australian Army Rising Sun Badge 1904.png
Prior occupation(s) Labourer (fireman)
Born London, England
Enlisted 14 August 1916,
aged 42 years, 6 months
Died 7 May 1917
Bullecourt, France
Cause of death Killed in action
Buried at No known grave
Religion Church of England
Length of service 8 months, 25 days
Rank Private
Service number 6618
Unit 10th Battalion,
21st Reinforcement
Spouse(s) Mrs Annie Jane Mann,
Bishop Avenue, Alberton, SA
Relations Annie Mary Elizabeth Mann (daughter)
Websites AWM - Roll of Honour
ADFA - The AIF Project
NAA - Discovering Anzacs


According to the Roll of Honour circular[1] filled out by his widow for the Memorial War Museum, William Mann was educated at a "Public School" in England and emigrated to Australia "23 years ago", thus presumably in around 1894. She gave his age at the time of death as being 41, rather than the 43 years and 3 months inferred from his enlistment records.


William Mann was nominated for the Workers' Memorial by the Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen Association as one of the eight unionists who had been killed in World War I.


  1. Roll of Honour circular For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the Australian War Memorial's original Roll of Honour was compiled.

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Contemporary press clippings:

Family Notices

The Advertiser, Monday 11 June 1917, The Express and Telegraph, Monday 11 June 1917, Chronicle Saturday 16 June 1917
MANN.— Killed in action in France, May 7, Private William Mann, beloved husband of Annie Mann, of Bishop-avenue, Alberton, aged 41 years. Sadly missed.
Chronicle, Saturday 11 May 1918
MANN.—In loving memory of my dear husband, Private William Mann, killed at Bullecourt, May 7, 1917.

Too far away your grave to see,
But not too far to think of thee.

—Inserted by his loving wife and family.