John Mann

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: London office

Died: 21 November 1914


John Mann was born in London in 1882, the son of John Mann, a bricklayer. In May 1905 he married Sarah Beasley. At that time his occupation was listed as 'packing case maker', but he later took a job as lift attendant in the Royal Bank of Scotland's London office.


Early in the First World War Mann left the bank to go on military service as a Private in the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays). He was killed in action in France on 21 November 1914. He was 31 years old.


John Mann is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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David Wren November 11 2014 9:14AM

I'll be in France on November 21st, will spend a moment to remember Private John Mann and his sacrifice.