Son of Sir Edward Mann, Bt., Thelveton Hall, Scole, Norfolk b. 1892.
Middle IV A—Upper Shell. School Prefect. XI Cricket 1910,11 ; Rackets Pair; Prichard Racket; XL Football.
Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Cavalry Reserve 1914 ; Lieutenant "C" Sqdn. 20th Hussars
'He was a distinguished member of the famous Eleven of 1910, and first string of a Rackets Pair which went far towards winning the Competition at Queen's. He himself won the Prichard Racket in 1911. On leaving School he matriculated, and spent three years at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he was in the College Fifteen and Captain of the Cricket Eleven. At the outbreak of the war he obtained his commission from Cambridge, and was posted to the 13th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry, and first went on active service in the winter of 1915, when he joined the 14th Hussars in Mesopotamia and took part in the Kut Relief Force. After the fall of that town he had a severe attack of fever and dysentery, and was invalided home. In December 1917 he was transferred to the Hussars, and joined the regiment on active service in France. He was in the cavalry division which held-up the Germans in their March offensive, and was twice wounded. He took part in much cavalry work during the British offensive which began in July, and was killed in action on October 3rd. Such was his four years service. Fond of games, he was also a fine rider and game shot: and he was a sportsman in the truest sense of the word; frank, open, and chivalrous, he "played the game" in its real essence. His conception of duty was high, and he was among the first to see where it lay in August 1914. Always cheery and high-minded, his influence among his fellows was great, and there was no one with whom he came in contact who was not the better for knowing Charles Mann. By the many who knew him his loss will be felt very keenly.' (Malvernian, Nov 1918).
Captain of Cricket XI at Pembroke College Cambridge. Brother of Frank Mann who captained England in all 5 tests against South Africa in 1922-23.Wisden
Service record: WO 339/34706