MANN Nicholas Joseph
Regiment : 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 9543
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 38 on 15th December 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 18 and 63.
Birthplace : Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, resident and enlisted Pershore, Worcestershire
Relatives : Son of Colour Sergeant Nicholas G.A. Mann (Tewkesbury Volunteers, 2nd V.B.G.R.) and the late Sarah Ann Mann, of Gander Lane, Church St., Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Served in the South African Campaign.
Additional information on memorial: Worcestershire Regiment
Nicholas Mann enlisted for 1 years service in the Worcestershire Regiment Army Reserve on 7th September 1914 at Pershore. On his attestation paper he gave his place of birth as Tewkesbury and his age as 36 years. He was 5′ 6″ tall with blue eyes and brown hair. Nicholas was posted overseas with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 23rd September 1915. According to his service records he married Annie Maria Witts in Tewkesbury on 27th December 1902 and the couple had three sons.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives:
9th Worcesters. Married a Miss Witts. Died 15th December.
A photograph of Private N.J. Mann of Pershore can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 13th January 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/