Hanna, Robert James (No. 41309)

Hanna, Robert James (Robert)

Lance Corporal

No. 655, North Irish Horse, transferred to

No. 41309, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died of wounds on Saturday 20 April 1918 (aged 25)


La Capelle-en-Thierache Communal Cemetery, France


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Bangor Grammar School


In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Robert James Hanna was born in Lurgan and enlisted in Portadown.

Lance Corporal Robert James Hanna served with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (he had previous service with the North Irish Horse) and on 20 April 1918 he died in the War Hospital at La Capelle as a result of wounds sustained during the German Spring Offensive.  He was buried in La Capelle-en-Thierache Communal Cemetery, France.

He made a will on 4 July 1917 and in it he left all of his property and effects to his wife Elizabeth who was living at 86 Victoria Street, Lurgan.

Having attended Bangor Grammar School, Lance Corporal Robert James Hanna’s name is listed on the War Memorial Plaque in Bangor Grammar School.