Sacrifice of Aldeburgh-born brothers

Two Aldeburgh-born brothers who lost their lives in the First World War are commemorated on the Framlingham memorial:

Charles Edward MANN

  • Private 23939, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards.
  • Died of wounds from a chest injury in No. 5 Field Hospital, 27 March 1918.
  • Born Aldeburgh-on-Sea, Suffolk, enlisted Colchester 26 May 1915.
  • Moved to the Police Station, Framlingham when his father became Police Superintendent. He worked as a clerk at Cobbold’s in Ipswich.
  • After a year’s training he was posted to the 4th Battalion (3rd Guards Brigade) arriving at the Somme serving in the front line of several battles.
  • He was wounded in the September 1916 and returned to England.
  • Returning to France in 1917, he joined the 2nd Battalion and was injured again.
  • After recovery, he fought various battles until his Battalion was relocated to the Arras-Albert railway where he was mortally wounded.
  • His brother, Frederick, also fell (see below).
  • Buried in St. Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 9.

Frederick Michael MANN

  • Private 207060 [CWGC] or T/207066 [SGDW], 7th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
  • Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 24.
  • Enlisted Ipswich, resident Framlingham.
  • Son of John Edward and Mary Ann Mann of 35 Beresford Road, Lowestoft.
  • He was born at Aldeburgh, the younger brother of Charles (above).
  • This soldier fell a week before fighting terminated.
  • Formerly 265454, Suffolk Regiment.
  • Buried in Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 16.


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