- Service Number: 57841
- Force: Army
- Unit: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
- Division: 20th Bn.
- Date and Place of Birth: March 25, 1891
- Cemetery: POTIJZE CHATEAU GROUNDS CEMETERY, Belgium
- Grave Reference: I. C. 23.
Wyman Hanlan was the fourth child in a large Irish Catholic family. According to his attestation papers, he was born in Mackay, near Ottawa, in 1891.
Searching for Wyman proved tricky- Ancestry.ca only gave 3 hits for his name, even with variations. The1901 census shows him at age 10, living with his parents Timothy and Margaret Hanlan, and 8 siblings in Fitzroy, Ontario. One of those siblings, his younger brother Milton joined the Canadian forces 2 weeks before Wyman did in January of 1815. They signed up in Toronto and were both assigned to the 20th Battalion.
|from the Canadian Virtual War Memorial|
Milton survived the war but Wyman Hanlan was killed in action in the vicinity of Brandhoek, Belgium on Nov 5, 1917.