Quentin was the son of Helen Mangnall (FM178) and Quentin Theodore Bluhm who were married in 1881 (RoM Chorlton 1881 Q2 8c 1014). Quentin was born about 1883 in Broughton, Salford, Manchester.

The 1891 Census shows that Quentin was living with his parents at Lyndhurst on Holden Street in Broughton, Salford. His father was a Stocks and Shares Broker.

The London Gazette of June 4th 1907 records: “5th (Ardwick) Volunteer Battalion, The Manchester Regiment; Quentin Mangnall Bluhm, gentleman, to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 7th April, 1907.”

The London Gazette also records Quentin’s promotion to Lieutenant on the 1st April 1908.

Quentin served as a captain in the 1/8 Manchester Regiment in World War I.
In 1920 “Major Quentin Mangnall Bluhm, 1/8th Bn., Manch.R., T.F.” was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO).

He is recorded in the 1924 directory for Lytham St Annes as :-

  • Bluhm Quentin Mangnall, D.S.O., F.R.I.B.A., Architect and Surveyor, 42 Wood st, St. Annes; h. 34 Devonshire rd, St. Annes; and at Preston

Quentin died on the 24 June 1955. Probate reads as follows:

“Bluhm Quentin Mangall (sic) of 643 Liverpool-road Ainsdale Lancashire died 24 June 1955 Probate London 1 September to Raymond Cliff solicitor John Harston Cliff solicitors clerk and George Jesse Turner motor engineer. Effects £19819 17s. 5d.”

Interestingly, Quentin’s brother died on the 7 April 1955 and he left £16991 2s. 11d. to Quentin and probate was on 17 June 1955, only 7 days before Quentin died. Probate for Cyril read:

“Bluhm Cyril of 14 Queens-road St. Annes-on-the-Sea Lancashire died 7 April 1955 at The Victoria Hospital Blackpool Probate Lancaster 17 June to Quentin Mangnall Bluhm retired charted architect. Effects £16991 2s. 11d.”

[Last updated 06 Oct 2012]