Mann, Richard Charles: Service no. 654059

Digitized Service Record

Source: Record of promotion for Arthur Tayles, reg. no. 189590.


Wingham Gloves Works, before it became Gurney Glove Factory in 1906. Source: North Huron Museum, Wingham, Ontario.

654059, MANN, (Sgt.) Richard Charles, “A” Company enlisted in Wingham on December 9, 1915, where he was employed as a glove cutter for Gurvey’s Gloveworks [Gurney Glove Works] prior to the outbreak of WWI. Richard Charles Mann was born on August 19, 1894 in London, England and he went back to England with the 161stHuron Battalion. His next of kin was his father, Richard Charles Mann of Wingham, ON. Dick Mann stood 5’ 7.5” and had a fair complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. He was Church of England in faith.

Sgt. R.C. Mann acquired three years of prior military duty with the 33rd Hurons before he enlisted in WWI. While serving overseas, Sgt. Dick Mann was photographed in the third row, third from the left at Witley Camp in England where photographer A.P. Taylor took the photo in December of 1917.


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