The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal W A Hannay


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Lance Corporal William Arthur HANNAY, G/17554, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 23rd July 1917.

10th April 1878, born Bermondsey, SE. son of Albert George Salmon & Sarah Elizabeth Hannay.

Previously served 12 years with Royal West Kent Regiment, 4786, discharged 6th November 1908, time expired.

19th December 1909, St Luke Deptford, Lewisham, SE, William Arthur Hannay, age 28, bachelor, labourer, 46 Trundleys? Road, father Albert George Hannay, clerk, deceased, married Minnie Maud Wren, age 18, spinster, 46 Trundleys? Road, father Charles Wren, labourer.


1911 Census, Stepney, Registration District, London, Shadwell & Ratcliff sub Registration District, London,  - W Hannay, crew, age 32, married, fireman, steam packet, worker, born, London.


Enlisted Deptford, SE, age 38 & 265 days, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 130lbs, woman dancing right forearm, crossed flags & heart? ???? left forearm.  Resided 38 Edale Road, Rotherhithe, SE.

Children - Mabel E Hannay, born 1912 December quarter, Greenwich, died 1916 March quarter, Greenwich; Dorothy Florence Hannay, born 15th January 1915, St Georges in the East; Walter Stanley Hannay, born 3rd May 1916, Deptford North, died 19th January 1917, age 8 months, Children's Hospital, Shadwell, Stepney, found dead, acute enteritis, Coroners Certificate, inquest held 23rd January 1917.Enlisted  Deptford, SE, age 38 yeard & 265 days, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 133lbs, woman dancing right forearm, crossed flags & heart? ???? left forearm.  Resided 38 Edale Road, Rotherhithe, SE. Formerly Deal porter and ships fireman, Surrey Commercial Docks.

Home, 25th January 1916 / 25th February 1916 to 16th December 1916; BEF, 17th December 1916 to 23rd July 1917.

Separation Allowance of 16/- & 3/6 a week, Allotment of pay of 3/6 a week payable to wife.

25th January 1916, enlisted; 26th January 1916 to Army Reserve; 16th September 1916, mobilized & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th November 1916, Rochester, irregular conduct on the march, 14 days confined to Barracks; 17th December 1916, posted BEF & 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th December 1916, embarked / disembarked; 19th January 1917, joined 7th Battalion, In the Field; 7th April 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 1st June 1917, wounded  gun shot wound hand; 3rd June 1917, 20 Casualty Clearing Station, gun shot wound hand; 5th June 1917, Rouen, 11 Stationary General Hospital, gun shot wound hand; 9th June 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 23rd June 1917, rejoined Battalion, "C" Company, In the Field.

11th February 1918, pension  of 18/9 awarded  to widow and one child.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Belgium.


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