Tuesday, November 5, 2013

30 Days of Remembrance- Day 8 - Wyman Hanlan

In memory of
Wyman Hanlan
who died on November 5, 1917 

Military Service:

Service Number: 57841
Force: Army
Unit: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Division: 20th Bn.

Additional Information:

Date and Place of Birth: March 25, 1891
Grave Reference: I. C. 23.
Commemorated on Page 250 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.

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- 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.

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