Tuesday 11 August 2009

Private David John Hannan

Born on 9 April 1897 in Toronto, Ontario - next of kin (guardian) listed as J. Hannan, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as operator, single, currently a member of the militia, no previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 58th Battalion, CEF, in Niagara, Ontario, on 30 June 1915 (number 451232) - [then?] - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion on 29 March 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps on 30 April 1918 - rejoined the 58th Battalion on 9 July 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - accidentally injured and invalided to England on 1 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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