In Flanders Fields…. George Hannan

George Giles HANNAN

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service No.: 1297
Regiment/Service: Suffolk Regiment 8th Battalion                                  (previously  Northamptonshire Yeomanry)
Died: 17/08/1917 – Died of wounds, aged 20
Cemetery: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3, Belgium – Grave: I. A. 21.
War Office Information: Son of Alfred George and Rosetta Hannan, of Kettering, Northants. From 1914 to 1916 served with “B” Squadron, Northants Yeomanry.

Personal Information

The family, George’s parents, Alfred George & Rosetta Hannan (nee Wilkins), George himself, his brother and sisters lived at Horton House on Stamford Road, though George himself had been born in Suffolk in 1896. When war broke out he was a schoolboy at Wellingborough Grammar School but left early to enlist. Initially he joined the Northants Yeomanry but then undertook training to gain a commission. He later joined the Suffolk Regiment and was promoted to Second Lieutenant.

He was reported as having died in an Australian Clearing Station from wounds sustained to the chest and face while he was a member of a carrying party perhaps bringing supplies to the front line.

1901 Census: Top End, Grendon
Alfred G Hannan (father); Aged 36; schoolmaster; b. Northampton
Rosetta H Hannan (mother); Aged 32; b. Eastbourne, Sussex
Winifred E Hannan (sister); Aged 10; b. Weybridge, Surrey
Alfred C Hannan (brother); Aged 5; b. Dalham
George G Hannan; Aged 4; b. Dalham

1911 Census: Headlands Avenue, Kettering
Alfred George Hannan (father); Aged 46; class teacher; married 20 years
Rosetta Hannan (mother); Aged 43; 8 children, 6 living
George Giles Hannan; Aged 14; school
Elsa Mary Hannan (sister); Aged 4; b. Kettering
Roland James Hannan (brother); Aged 2; b. Kettering
Greta Margaret Hannan (sister); Aged 1; b. Kettering