|1. Memorial:||Poperinghe New Military Cemetery|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.124|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||8A GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of William and Caroline Hanna, of 18, Brook Rd., Fallowfield, Manchester. Born Whitehaven.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 115th Coy RE|
|Action : Actions in Spring 1916|
Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Apollo University No. 357 E.C.||Oxfordshire|
In the 1921 Masonic Roll of Honour Book, it shows a W. Hanna of Apollo Lodge No. 357 with the rank of Sapper. Searching through the contribution records of Apollo it has not yet revealed a match for this entry. The entry from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission which reveals a Royal Engineer Sapper could be the right man, but he stands against a troop of others with the same name. This record requires further research, as searches against other Lodge records are also proving fruitless.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley