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eMedals-Emotive Group to Brothers Mann,

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Emotive Group to Brothers Mann,

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Emotive Group to Brothers Mann,

Two of them KIA, third wounded: 1914-15 Star (A38377 PTE. J. MANN 8/CA. INF.); British War and Victory Medals (A38377 PTE. J. MANN. 8 - CAN. INF); Memorial Plaque, embossed (JOHN MANN); Military Medal George V.R. (A-38378 PTE. L. MANN, 8./CAN.INF.); British War and Victory Medals (A38378 PTE. L. MANN. 8 - CAN. INF); British War and Victory Medals (623045 PTE. A. MANN. 8 - CAN. INF); generally very fine or better. Brothers Mann were born in Scotland, while at the time of the enlistment living at Forth William, Ontario. John Mann was trainman by profession, and died on 24-9-1917, records stating "While attached to the 2nd. Tramways Company, Canadian Engineers, he was employed as a brakeman, and was in charge of a train carrying ammunition for the Battery in the vicinity of Lens, on the night of 24th. September, 1917. Hostile shelling was rather severe in this sector, and he was instantly killed when the enemy obtained a direct hit on the train". He is buried at Thelus Military Cemetery, France. The second brother, Private Lauchlin Mann earned MM (LG 29854, 9-12-1916) "During the general advance on Sept; 26th-27th, he, although only a Private showed conspicuous gallantry and determination in organising the small party which arrived at the final objective. He pushed forward from the final objective with a party and brought back valuable information. He supervised the construction of blocks, carried up grenades and when he saw the man fall who had been detailed to carry the S.O.S. rockets he relieved him of his burden. He further volunteered his services as bomb carrier to a squad of another Regiment which had been detailed to make an attack on an enemy trench.He was admitted to the hospital on 25-4-1917; and he permanently left for Canada on 23-12-1917 having been discharged. The third brother, Alexander Mann, was " Previously reported Missing believed killed, now for official purposes presumed to have Died" during attack north of Courcelette, on 26-9-1916. He is commemorated at Vimy Memorial. Sold with copies of service records.
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