Hanna, Robert B

Hanna, Robert B

Commemorated:

First Bangor Presbyterian Church

BIOGRAPHY

The name Robert B Hanna is listed on the War Memorial Window in First Bangor Presbyterian Church as having died in the Great War.

In the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 for First Bangor Presbyterian Church a Robert Hanna who lived at 23 Victoria Road, Bangor and who joined the 18th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles is listed as having survived.

[The 18th (Reserve) Battalion Royal Irish Rifles was formed in Holywood in April 1915, it moved to Clandeboye in July 1915 and then to Larkhill in England in April 1918.  It was absorbed by 3rd (Reserve) Battalion.]

The Robert Hanna who lived at 23 Victoria Road was 45 years old in 1911, he worked as a stoker in the gas works and he and Mary Elizabeth Hamilton were married on 2 April 1900 in Helen’s Bay Presbyterian Church.  Robert Hanna from Bangor was a son of David Hanna, a farmer.  Mary Elizabeth Hamilton from Bangor was a daughter of David Hamilton, a labourer.

Robert and Mary Elizabeth Hanna (nee Hamilton) had one child, a son named Charles Lenaghan (born 15 August 1901).

Desk searches and public appeals to date have not confirmed a connection between these data and the casualty who is commemorated in First Bangor Presbyterian Church as having died.