1. Grave:Funchal British Cemetery318 N.C.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.129

Awards & Titles:

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

Family :

Born at Brixham, 1869, son of Elias Mann, R.N., and Emma A. Mann, of Plymouth; husband of Sarah Gilberd Mann, of 38, Barton Avenue, Keyham, Devonport.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: HMS Argonaut 

Mike: HMS Argonaut was a ship of the Diadem-class of protected cruiser in the Royal Navy. She was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan and launched on 24 January 1898. During the First World War she was part of the Ninth Cruiser Squadron, operating in the Atlantic. In 1915 she was converted to a hospital ship in Portsmouth and in 1918, to an accommodation ship. She was sold to Ward of Milford Haven on 18 May 1920 and arrived there for breaking up on 4 September 1921

Action : Naval Campaign 

Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.

Served in Boxer Rebellion (1900); Somaliland Campaign (1902-4).

Detail :

CH161737 Chief Shipwright Elias MANN. Royal Navy on HMS Argonaut. Pensioner.

Elias was employed as a shipwright prior to his military service. He enlisted 20th July 1891 completing 12 years before re-engaging to complete his full service. He further re-engaged for 5 years on the 15th April, 1914. His service record extends beyond the normal one sheet and in his time, excluding shore based and training establishments included: HMS Indus, Swiftsure, Pembroke, Garmel, Melita, Sappho, Benbow, Mersey, Severn, Edgar, Grafton, Iphigema, Merlin, Britannia, Amphibite, Tamar, Challenger before finishing on the Argonaut.

He Died 22nd June 1915 aged 57 at sea of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He is buried at the British Cemetery, Funchal, Madeira.

Probate MANN Elias of 38 Barton-avenue Keyham Devonport pensioned shipwright R.N. died 22 June 1915 at sea Administration (with Will) Exeter 20 September to Sarah Gilberd Mann widow. Effects £148.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Daintree No. 2938 E.C.Hampshire & IOW

11th May 1909
17th June 1909
17th July 1909

Listed as a 41 year old Carpenter resident of Wei Hai Wei, Northern China in 1909 at the time of his initiation into Daintree Lodge. He had been posted to the Royal Naval Depot at Wei Hai Wei in February 1908 and was back at sea on HMS Tamar by May 1911. After taking his degrees he was presented with his Grand Lodge Certificate, No. 1205, on 15th November, 1909. He resigned the Lodge 11th May, 1913.

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