Leslie John Douglas-Mann

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Leslie John Mann (1894 - 1986) was a Captain in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, serving with Nos. 31 and 117 Squadrons in India and Aden. He was awarded the Military Cross in May 1918.  In  November 1920, he changed his name to Douglas-Mann.

He was articled to F. J. Mann, of 17 Essex Street, Strand, W.C. (His father?) 

Like his father, he was a solicitor.

Mobilised Aug. 4, 1914, as Private, 1st Batt. Hon. Artillery Company (Infantry). Granted temp, commission as 2nd Lieut. Royal Army Service Corps Feb. 1915, granted commission as 2nd Lieut, in Regular Army (Permanent) Nov. 1915, gazetted as Flying Officer (Pilot) and seconded to Royal Flying Corps Jan. 1916, promoted Lieut. (Substantive rank) Sept. 1916, appointed Acting Flight Commander April 1918, gazetted Temp. Capt. Royal Air Force Dec. 1918. Twice mentioned in Dispatches. Awarded the M.C. Served in France Sept. 1914 to Jan. 1915, Home Jan. 1915 to Feb. 1916, N.W.F. India Feb. to Oct. 1916, Egypt Oct. 1916 to Jan. 1917, India Jan. 1917 to Oct. 1918, Aden and Arabia Oct. 1917 to May 1918. Wounded while flying over Turkish lines near Aden May 1918.

Leslie and his wife Lallie had four children: Bruce, Jean, Stewart and Keith.

Note:
1. Frederick James Mann was articled to F. W. Mann, of Bank Buildings, Kingsway, W.C. Joined 1914, as Sergt., 3rd Batt. Northamptonshire Regt. Gazetted 2nd Lieut. 7th Batt. Dorsetshire Regt., promoted Capt. May 1918. Mentioned in Dispatches and awarded the M.C.  This is not confirmed as Leslie's father, nor have the awards for bravery been confirmed.  Neither the 3rd Batt. Northamptonshire Regt or the 7th Batt. Dorsetshire Regt. saw active service.

See also:
The Douglas-Mann family page



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