Walter William HANNAH

Birthplace
Newtown NSW
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Striker
Enlisted
03-November-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
365
Rank
Sergeant
Unit
42nd Battalion Machine Gun Section
Embarked
06-June-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Sergeant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
10-December-1916
Place
Armentieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, West End Cycle Club Honour Board and P.A.F.S.O.A. Beaconsfield Lodge Honour Board.

 

Walter Hannah arrived in France in late-November 1916 amid atrocious winter conditions. Fifteen days later he was killed near Armentieres in an artillery bombardment, becoming his Battalion’s first casualty. He was 22.

 

View Personal Service Records (NAA)