Lt William Robert Butland Mann

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.

RAF Record

1918 Sep 10 He survived a crash, when he was an Observer in an aircraft downed by AA fire

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