Harry Mann

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Oct 3, 1896

Born in Gloucestershire, England.


Jan 23, 1915

Attested into the 33rd Battalion in Chatham, Ontario 

Ø      Number 400821

Ø      There was no next of kin given

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 6 months in the 24th Kent Regiment in Chatham

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Aug 11, 1915

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for being absent and was transferred the same day to the Reinforcement Company.


Aug 17, 1915

Embarked the SS Hesperian in Montreal, Quebec as part of the battalion’s 2nd draft.


Aug 28, 1915

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Shorncliffe, where the entire draft was absorbed into the 9th Reserve Battalion.


Nov 2, 1915

Sentenced to 2 days FP #2 (Field Punishment) and forfeited 6 day’s pay for being absent.


Jan 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion.


Jan 6, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 227 reinforcements from England.  On arrival he was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion.


Jan 15, 1916

Left the CBD to join his battalion.


Jan 18, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in Brigade Reserve in Ridgewood, France.


Feb 24, 1916

Sentenced to 28 days FP #1 for neglect of duty.


Jun 1, 1916

Admitted to No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with Influenza.


Jun 5, 1916

Transferred to the DRS (Divisional Rest Station) at No. 5 CFA.


Jun 9, 1916

Discharged to duty from the DRS.


Sep 15, 1916

During the attack on the sugar refinery at Courcelette, Private Mann received a shrapnel wound to his chest that penetrated his left lung.  He was first admitted to a Field Ambulance then transferred to a Casualty Clearing Station for treatment.


Sep 20, 1916

Transferred to the No. 2 Australian General Hospital in Boulogne and listed as dangerously ill.


Sep 25, 1916

Surgery performed to remove pieces of shrapnel.


Sep 27, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St. Denis

Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital.


Sep 28, 1916

Transferred to the No. 4 Northern General Hospital, Lincoln, England.


Sep 29, 1916

Taken off the dangerously ill list.


Nov 25, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Divisional Convalescent Hospital at Epsom.

While here he was employed as a part time clerk while rehabilitating.


Mar 10, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes.


Mar 26, 1917

Attached to the St. Leonard’s Hospital for rehabilitation and light duties.


May 1, 1917

Transferred to the Barnwell Military Hospital in Cambridge and Gonorrhea is added to the diagnosis.

During a Medical Board review prior to being discharged in December of 1918, he denied ever having Gonorrhea.


Jun 7, 1917

Discharged from hospital.


Sep 8, 1917

Placed on restricted pay for 2 months, a loss of 50¢ per day.


Sep 27, 1917

Declared to be AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Oct 2, 1917

Reported for duty at 1.00 pm from being AWL.

He forfeited a total of 25 day’s pay as punishment for his absence.


Oct 9, 1917

Previous pay restriction is cancelled and is now placed on an indefinite pay restriction in lieu of detention time.


Oct 15, 1917

Ceased to be On Command on returning to the 6th Reserve Battalion.


Oct 18, 1917

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion, but is placed On Command to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot)


Mar 8, 1918

Full pay is restored.


May 17, 1918

Transferred to the EORD in Witley and attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford.


Nov 18, 1918

Ceased to be attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion and returned to the EORD in Witley and Attached to the Depot Company.


Nov 22, 1918

Embarked the SS Aquitania in Southampton


Nov 28, 1918

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to London, Ontario.


Dec 3, 1918

Posted to the No. 1 District Casualty Company, London and granted leave with subsistence until December 18, 1918.  His address while on leave 132 Adelaide St., Chatham, Ontario.


Dec 8, 1918

Entitled to wear 3 blue chevrons.


Dec 24, 1918

Discharged from the CEF in London, Ontario

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      A War Service Badge Class “A” would have been issued but the number was not recorded in the file

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 14 Connaught Ave., London, Ontario

Following the war the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him c/o the Portage Hotel, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.   


Sep 29, 1972 Harry Mann passed away in Kelowna, British Columbia and was buried there in the Kelowna Memorial Park


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