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Trooper John Hanna

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: John Alfred Hanna

Ancestor's date of birth: 1881

Ancestor's date of death: 1903

Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Service Number: 1489

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 03/02/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No post Boer War service

Murray Page: 180

Contingent: Second Australian Contingent

Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 02/03/1902

Memorial details: Buried at Jerilderie NSW His headstone states - Victim of the Drayton Grange

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA1902 clasps

Personal Characteristics: A Boundry rider who could shoot and ride very well. Height 181 cm, blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Arrived too late to take part in fighting.

Service and life after the Boer War: His death was considered to be a result of conditions on board the shipping transport Drayton Grange, it known as the "The Drayton Grange Fiasco". The family, after a long campaign received 25 Pounds as compensation.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Chris Hogan, Hamlyn Terrace NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Nephew


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