Hubert William Man (1876 – 1956)

Hubert Man

Hubert Man

Hubert William Man was born on 14 July 1876 in Rangoon, Burma, the third son of Edward Garnet and Catherine (Matthews) Man.

He married Beryl Holberton on 13 January 1906 at St. Mary’s, Oaklands, Walton-on-Thames.

Hubert died on 20 June 1956 in Bermuda and was buried the garrison cemetery in Prospect, Devonshire, Bermuda.

Beryl was born on 21 December 1883, in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey and she died on 4 September 1965 in Oxford. [The 1911 census indicates that Beryl was born in Bombay, India].

Hubert and Beryl belong to Man Generation Nine; their children belong to Man Generation Ten and are:


(Their first two children were twins, Alison was known as “Pink”, whilst her twin sister was known as “Blue”.)

Who’s Who 1936 Entry for Hubert Man: MAN, Colonel Hubert William C.B.E.1919; D.S.O. 1916; late Royal Army Ordnance Corps (R. A. O. C.) ; Son of E. Garnet Man, J.P., and Catherine Jane, daughter of J. H. Matthews; married Beryl, daughter of Colonel T. S. Holberton; one son and two daughters. Education: Rugby: Sandhurst. Joined Hampshire Regt., 1896; transferred to Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1913 ; served S. African War, 1899-1901; Aden: Hinterland, 1903-4; European War, 1915-18 : Commandant and Chief Instructor, R. A. O. C. School of Instruction, 1929-33; retired pay, 1933 Address c/o Lloyds Bank, 6 Pall Ma1l, S. W .1. Club: United Service.

Below the marriage record for Hubert and Beryl:
Hubert William Man and Beryl Holberton Marriage RecordAndrew Man has written on the back of this picture below: “Hilsea Barracks September 1932 on the occasion of “Blue” and “BD” ‘s wedding. HWM was then commandant of RAOC stores and troops at the depot. The four “men” in the army (or about to be PHM)”


Left to right: Patrick Man, Hubert Man, Lionel Man and Andrew Man

Hubert and family has been found on the 1911 census living at 4 Westholme Southbank Rd York, Yorkshire.

1911 Census

1911 Census

Hubert and his sister Dorothy had a lengthy correspondence on the origins and genealogy of the Man family. They exchanged postcards and letters on  a variety of family related subjects which Hubert eventually summarized in his notes which can be read HERE.

(In 1933 Hubert and Beryl’s eldest daughter became engaged to Philip Cecil Langdon Yorke, the youngest son of late James Charles Yorke (1847-1932), and Katharine Ellen Langdon (?-1936), of Langton, Pembrokeshire. However the engagement was called off and he then married Elsie Margaret Davis. They were divorced and he then married 2nd Violet Helen Trew. They were divorced. He then Margaret Rose Rubenstein, daughter of A. Rubenstein )

Hubert William Man Probate record

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