1896 Oct/Dec Born Newton Abbot, Devon
1901 census at Downe, Broadhempston, Broadhemspton
1911 census He is a boarder at the Grammar School at Crediton
1915 Sep 3. East Lancs Brigade of Territorial Army. William Robert Butland Mann to be Second Lieutenant.
1918 Aug 24. Lt. W. R. B. Mann, 3rd East Lancs. Bde. (2nd Lt. .and Hon. Lt., R.A.F.), is seconded for service with the R.A.F.
1919 Apr 9. Transferred to RAF unemployed list 2nd Lt. (hon. Lt.) W. R. B. Mann
1919 Apr 9. The undermentioned officers are restored to the establishment of the R.H. & R.F.A. (T.F.). Lt. W. R. B. Mann, 3rd East Lanes. Bde.
1919 Marriage to Gwendolyn Mary O'Shea
1920 Aug 17. Joined ADRIC with service no 377. Posted to Depot Coy
By November he appears to have been in C Coy
1920 Nov 28 Kilmichael Ambush Mann comments to the press on the ambush site
1921 Mar 15 Entry about a Suspension Removed. (It seems to have run from 18 Dec 1920)
1921 Mar 19. Posted to A Coy.
Fined £1 by Coy Commander
1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1922 Sep 7. Leaves UK for Sydney, Aus. He intends farming in Australia
1923 Aug 24. He is in New Zealand when he applies for his medals. His mother was born in NZ.
1929 Nov 12. 2 months (suspended) prison for failing to pay his wife
1940 Oct 1. Commissioned Flying Officer in NZ Air Force
1942 May 15 Relinquishes his commission
1946-1969 on New Zealand Electoral Rolls. He was a Civil Servant
1975 Aug 20. Died in NZ at Marlborough