Malvern College Second World War Casualty

2/Lieut. Richard Peter Montague Mann

House and time at Malvern: 2, 1927 - 1931.

Regiment: North Irish Horse.
Died: 30 April 1943 aged in Tunisia. Killed in North Africa.
Battle: Tunisia Campaign: November 1942 May 1943. Cemetery: Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery 1. B. 5.

Son of Harry Montague Mann and Dorothy Fleming Mann, c/o Arnold & Co., Shanghai.
Husband of Dorothy Mary Mann, of Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty.
In business in China.
Killed near Long Stop Hill, N. Africa.

30th April 1943. 12:15. A Mk IV with a 75mm gun appeared round right-hand side of Pt 177 and knocked out tank commanded by Sjt Elliott, also holed Lieut Mann's tank. Crew of former tank evacuated and went to ground but crew of latter stayed put and co-driver drove tank back out of action but unfortunately it overturned in oued at the bottom of the hill.
Casualties during the day: Killed: Lieut R.P.M. Mann and two O.Rs.'
Unit war diary: WO 175/294