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Private William Edward Mann, 14th Hussars - died of wounds, 15.7.1900 1 week 6 days ago #64635

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The plaque is in St Peter & St Paul's Church, Langham, Rutland. The maker's name reads HART SON PEARD & CO LD LONDON
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hart,_Son,_Peard_and_Co .





The tablet below is in Langham Baptist Church, and, according to the IWM database, is the only example of an ABW memorial in a UK Baptist Church. I had to take the photo through a window at the front of the church, and through an interior doorway (luckily, that door had been left open).

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MANN
NATIVE OF THIS VILLAGE
AND LATE OF THE 10TH HUSSARS
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN SOUTH AFRICA
JULY 15TH 1900
AGED 27 YEARS.

The inscription definitely says "10th Hussars," despite the IWM site stating that it reads "14th."
www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/60125




A SOLDIER'S DEATH . - On Monday, at 12.30 p.m., a memorial service was held in the Parish Church for Private William Mann, No. 65, 14th Hussars, who died from wounds at Pretoria on July 15th. The service was conducted by the Rev. R. D. Ninis, and the choir was well represented. There was a congregation of about seventy-five: showing the respect felt for one of our own sons who has honourably and gloriously died fighting for his Queen and country. He was born here, and received his education in the village School, so that he was well known, and is mourned for by his fellow-scholars as well as by older inhabitants.

Grantham Journal, Saturday 28th July 1900
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Private William Edward Mann, 14th Hussars - died of wounds, 15.7.1900 1 week 6 days ago #64637

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My Cavalry CD shows "65 Pte. W.Mann,14th Royal Hussars" as Dangerously wounded Derdepoorte 11/7/00 and Died 15/7/00. His QSA bore the clasps "RofK","Diamond Hill". "Johannesburg". It appears that William Mann initially went to South Africa with 10H and was later transferred to 14RH. There is a listing to the effect that he went with 10H on the CD. His regimental number in 10H was 2997.
Hence, the Langham Church tablet having "Late of the 10th Hussars".
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Private William Edward Mann, 14th Hussars - died of wounds, 15.7.1900 1 week 6 days ago #64638

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Thanks, IL. I think it's nice that the two memorials are so different in content, appearance, and style. Perhaps the one in the Baptist Church was made locally.

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Private William Edward Mann, 14th Hussars - died of wounds, 15.7.1900 1 week 6 days ago #64640

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He appears to have been buried in Pretoria his grave remains extant and marked with it's original metal cross.

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Private William Edward Mann, 14th Hussars - died of wounds, 15.7.1900 1 week 3 days ago #64664

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See also:
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THE DIARY OF 3016 PTE HORACE BELL, 14TH REGIMENT OF HUSSARS
July 14th: heard today of the death of Private Mann, who was wounded at Surprise Hill; also heard of the death of Lieutenant Pilkington, a young officer of the 1st Royals who was attached to us at one time.
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